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“Aleppo: Here and Here”
by James Attor
// published in 2017
// sale price $0.85
// poetry
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by James Attor // a Pen & Anvil chapbook
James Attor

James Attor is a scientist by training and a host of things by trade. He lives in the Boston area.

“aleppo is being destroyed by the silence of arab and the entire world.”

In December 2016, one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter was an Arabic language phrase, quoted above in English translation. The people using the hashtag hoped that their message would be taken up and repeated. These poems represent one person's response to the ongoing tragedy in Syria

If you would like to respond to the Syrian crisis, consider donating to UNICEF. The lives of more than eight million children have been disrupted as families have been displaced or torn apart by death and violence. In response, UNICEF is helping to mobilize the largest relief operation in history, providing material resources on the ground in the form of water supply, nutrition aid, vaccinations, shelters and schools and more.

Donations can be made via the UNICEF webpage.

About this chapbook series:

These bite-sized booklets are a mouthful of literature each, intended to be read in a single sitting. When you’re done with one, pass it along! Look for them lying around in Boston, Portland, or New York City. When you see one waiting to be read, go ahead and pick it up. Give it a home in your hands for a ten-minute lit snack. Then when you’re finished, leave it behind for the next person to find, in an ATM lobby, on a train station bench, in the coffeeshop, at the pub.

To request a single copy of any chapbook in the series, or a set of copies in bulk quantity so you can pepper them around your neighborhood, just contact the Pen & Anvil Press and we can put a plan together to mail some over to you. You can reach us via the good folks at the Boston Poetry Union, PO Box 15274 Boston MA 02215. If you don’t have a stamp, feel free to send us an email.