Suheir Hammad

Poems of war, peace, women, power

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Filmed Jan 2010 at TEDWomen 2010
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Poet Suheir Hammad performs two spine-tingling spoken-word pieces: "What I Will" and "break (clustered)" — meditations on war and peace, on women and power. Wait for the astonishing line: "Do not fear what has blown up. If you must, fear the unexploded."

Suheir Hammad
/ Poet, playwright

In her poems and plays, Suheir Hammad blends the stories and sounds of her Palestinian-American heritage with the vibrant language of Brooklyn to create a passionately modern voice.  Full bio.

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