Collaborators’ Q&A: Poet Lena Khalaf Tuffaha: Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish says: “every beautiful poem is an act of resistance.” I am powerless before the immensity of human suffering, except for my words. Artist Karen Cappotto: I have heard the most political act is an apolitical one. So in those terms, maybe it is possible to affect the future.
Artist Karen Cappotto recently won the Lillian Orlowsky and William Freed grant for painting. She is represented by AMP Gallery in Provincetown, MA. Poet Lena Khalaf Tuffaha is an American of Palestinian, Syrian and Jordanian heritage who writes poetry, essays and literary translations.