Vox Populi: A Public Sphere for Politics and Poetry
Amal Kassir is a 20 year old Syrian-American student and spoken word artist. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, she says she came from a dinner table of tabouleh and meat loaf, Arab father and American mother, best meals of both worlds. She has performed her poetry in 8 countries and over 30 cities, in refugee camps and youth detention centers, in hotel banquet rooms and high school classrooms. She runs a project called More than Metaphors that focuses on teaching writing to displaced Syrian children. When she is not studying or performing poetry, she is waitressing at her family’s Syrian restaurant.
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Syrian-American poet Amal Kassir