Palestinian Mazen Maarouf was raised in Lebanon, and was recently forced into a double exile inIcelandafter criticising the Syrian regime. His third poetry collection, “An Angel Suspended On The Clothesline” was published in Lebanon after he’d left, and we follow him from Reykjavik to Paris as he works on the translation into French. With his work translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Maltese, Icelandic and Chinese, this rising poetry star finds himself wandering the world with his only security his notebook.
Produced for Al Jazeera’s ‘Artscape: Poets of Protest’ series. First broadcast: Friday 28th September 2012, 19:30 GMT
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