Poetry Archive:

Throughout our project, we have sought to centralise poetry and creative writing both as a means of writing about the research, but also of carrying out the research, including through creative workshops with localities in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.

In our creative archive, you can find poems, creative writing and reflections by our research team, including our Writer in Residence, Yousif M. Qasmiyeh.


Readings:

The Camp is the Reject of the Reject Par Excellence

Below you can listen to the Refugee Hosts Writer in Residence Yousif M. Qasmiyeh reading his poem “The Camp is the Reject of the Reject Par Excellence”

This poem was originally published by Interruptions: New Perspectives on Migration. Read the original article here or read it on our website here.


Refugees are Dialectical Beings Part One: Writing the Camp-Archive

Below you can listen to the Refugee Hosts Writer in Residence Yousif M. Qasmiyeh reading his poem “Refugees are Dialectical Beings Part One” which is titled: “Writing the Camp-Archive”

Listen to part two below. Read Part One here.


Refugees are Dialectical Beings Part Two: Refugees are Dialectical Beings 

Below you can listen to the Refugee Hosts Writer in Residence Yousif M. Qasmiyeh reading his poem “Refugees are Dialectical Beings Part Two” which is titled: “Refugees are Dialectical Beings”

Read part two here, and part one here.


A Sudden Utterance is the Stranger

Below you can listen to the Refugee Hosts Writer in Residence Yousif M. Qasmiyeh reading his poem “A Sudden Utterance is the Stranger”.

You can read more about the poem here.


The Camp is Time

Below you can listen to the Refugee Hosts Writer in Residence Yousif M. Qasmiyeh reading his poem “The Camp is Time”.

You can read more about the poem here.


Writing the Camp

Below you can listen to the Refugee Hosts Writer in Residence Yousif M. Qasmiyeh reading his poem “Writing the Camp”.

Read more about the poem here.