I met Wael earlier this year at a poetry reading at the Centre for Women and Trans People at University of Toronto. His poetry was striking! Images of the hell that Iraq was in the 90s came from Wael’s lips.
A very passionate reader, Wael’s tone changes when images get gruesome, sad, and challenge our North American war-zone free privilege.
Of Palestinian heritage, Wael is finishing a PhD in Literary History with a focus on the U.S-Mexico border in the 1840s-1870s. Wael writes poetry and prose when he is not writing his thesis.
Influenced by Maya Angelou, Abu Nuwwas, Mahmoud Dharwish, and many other poets, Wael writes in both English and Arabic. And he writes about real issues that many people ignore.
Enjoy Wael’s awesome words.