From To Speak In Salt
Is a poem really
a poem if it’s written on
someone else’s back?
Can there be any
refugee poetry that’s
not by refugees?
Who owns words if they
are in the sea? Can dolls talk
once they wash ashore?
“To Speak in Salt is the heartrending story of a people of maps and stars, men and women with olive trees in their blood, and families huddling on rafts married to water fleeing violence and famine. Becky Thompson unfolds each story with lyrical grace and keen insight.”
Poet and Playwright
About the Author
Becky Thompson MFA, Ph.D. is a poet, human rights activist, yogi, and professor. She is the author of several books, most recently, Teaching with Tenderness and Survivors on the Yoga Mat. She has co-edited two poetry anthologies including Making Mirrors: Righting/Writing by and for Refugees (with Jehan Bseiso).
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