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Poets seek peace in Middle East
Jewish and Palestinian-American use poetry to create dialogue at Kent State

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Jeff St. Clair
Poets Chana Bloch (left) and Naomi Shihab Nye (right) draw from their respective Jewish and Palestinian roots to create a dialogue on the thorny issue of Middle East peace.
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For more than 60 years, Israelis and Palestinians have been locked in a bitter struggle over their homelands.  And while violence captures headlines, many are quietly working toward peace.  

Palestinian-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye, and poet and Hebrew translator Chana Bloch met yesterday at Kent State to present a conversation between Israel and Palestine through poetry, as part of the Wick Poetry series.
Jeff St.Clair talks with Chana Bloch and Naomi Shihab Nye

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Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University

Naomi Shihab Nye - brief bio

Chana Bloch's website

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