Poetry from Guantanamo

This fall, the University of Iowa Press will publish Poems from Guantánamo: The Detainees Speak.

A sample:
Just as the heart beats in the darkness of the body,
so I, despite this cage, continue to beat with life.
Those who have no courage or honor consider themselves free,
but they are slaves.
I am flying on the wings of thought, and so,
even in this cage, I know a greater freedom.
Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost scratched that one on a styrofoam cup with his fingernail.
(Via DailyKOS diary)

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