The Power of Inclusive Publishing

The Power of Inclusive Publishing

Oct 17, 2023

In today's digital era, words have the power to connect people across boundaries, transcending differences and uniting us through shared experiences. As a publishing company dedicated to amplifying underrepresented voices, we've found ourselves in the midst of controversy for featuring the work of Palestinian poets on our platform.

Online platforms provide a global stage for poetry, offering an opportunity for voices that might otherwise remain unheard. However, as publishers, we understand that we must navigate the complexities of public opinion. This became evident when we featured Palestinian poets, and an oversight left our comment section open to varying reactions.

The response ranged from remarkable support to disheartening backlash. We firmly believe that poetry serves as a medium for sharing lived experiences, and it should be a source of connection, transcending political boundaries.

At our core, we advocate for free expression and human connection, and our choice of poems reflects our commitment to amplifying voices that often go unnoticed. We are fully aware of the intricacies of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and it is within this complex landscape that poetry becomes a powerful tool for dialogue and understanding.

The online criticism we faced underscores the importance of our mission. We are steadfast in our commitment to featuring voices from both sides of the conflict that oppose the occupation. We aim to provide an alternative to the mainstream media's predominantly Israeli perspective, offering a platform to marginalized Palestinian voices that are often overlooked or silenced.

The poetry we publish provides a window into the shared human experiences on both sides of the divide, touching on universal themes such as love, loss, longing, and hope. By presenting poets from different backgrounds, we aim to foster dialogue, empathy, and ultimately, understanding.

In the realm of poetry, where the essence of our shared humanity prevails, we refuse to be confined by political limitations. We will continue to serve as a bridge, connecting voices and nurturing empathy in a world that often seems divided. We invite readers to join us in this endeavour, to engage with the beauty and emotion within the lines of these Palestinian and Israeli poems and to recognize the common threads that connect us all.

Our commitment to poetry as a unifying force remains steadfast, and we will maintain an open comment section as a symbol of our unwavering faith in the power of words to heal, inspire, and create connections in a world that is too often divided.

P.S. Remember while we tear each other apart, the people in power keep playing divide and conquer and the status quo remains unchallenged.

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