Poems by Yahya Ashour

La La Lil Jidar presents
“A Gaza of Siege and Genocide”

Friday, May 31
Doors + food at 8:00pm
Program begins at 8:30pm

Ticket link coming soon!

Please join La La Lil Jidar at Studio 34 for an evening of poetry with Palestinian poet from Gaza, Yahya Ashour. Yahya will be reading from his new e-book published by Mizna, A Gaza of Siege and Genocide. E-Books (out now!) are for sale and proceeds go to help Yahya’s family in Gaza escape to safety.

Yahya Ashour is author of the poetry collection You’re A Window, They’re Clouds (2018) and the children’s book That’s Why Ryan Walks This Way (2021) and has presented his work at at Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University, University of Michigan, Wake Forest University, Michigan State University, and University of Iowa where he is an honorary fellow. In 2024 he will be a resident at the International City of Arts in Paris. Originally from Gaza, Ashour has survived six military aggressions there between 2009 and May of this year before traveling to the U.S. in September on a B1 visa and has since been able to return home. During this war, both his family’s business and five-story house were destroyed, and he lost one cousin and seven close friends. Ashour’s family of 19 people—his mother, his siblings, and their spouses and children—were forced to flee to the south of Gaza and have been surviving under severe circumstances since the beginning of the war.