Now publishing her seventh collection, Syrian Hala Mohammed’s prose poetry is renowned internationally for its spontaneous language. Her work deals with memory, fear, alienation and loneliness, which is all in evidence as she reflects on the situation in her homeland. But she retains her belief in poetry’s ability to inspire the Arab spring, and has translated her despair into powerful new work.
Produced for Al Jazeera’s ‘Artscape: Poets of Protest’ series. First broadcast: Friday 7 September 2012, 19:30 GMT. Repeat: 8/9/12 Saturday 14:30; Sunday 9/9/12 04:30; Monday 10/9/12: 08:30. British Summer Time is GMT+1h.
Screening Formats: Digibeta, DVD