Wix-ocrites of the Day: Drunk Muse Press
It’s happening so much, I’ve decided to make a series about it!
Drunk Muse Press is a Scottish publisher of poetry books and pamphlets. They describe their purpose as “to champion poetry that insists on wider attention . . . by poets with a compelling way of expressing it.”
So far, the only book they have published is My Threatening Poem – Memoir of a Poet in Occupation Prisons by Dareen Tatour. And they are certainly hawking it on social media.
Make no mistake about it, Tatour is pro terror:
Dareen Tatour posted a video clip of herself reading her poem “Resist, my people, resist them,” in October 2015, accompanied by pictures of clashes between Palestinians and Israeli forces, according to authorities.
The posts on YouTube and Facebook came as a wave of Palestinian violence was erupting, including stabbing, shooting, and car-ramming terror attacks.
Prosecutors said that on October 4, 2015 she also quoted a statement by Islamic Jihad calling for “continuation of the intifada in every part of the West Bank,” alleging it showed her support for the terror group.
The offending verses in her poem were quoted in Hebrew in the charge sheet, but according to an English translation on the Arabic literature site ArabLit, they contained the following:
“For an Arab Palestine, I will not succumb to the ‘peaceful solution,’ Never lower my flags, Until I evict them from my land, Resist the settler’s robbery, And follow the caravan of martyrs.”
She is also pro-BDS. I mention this, because I don’t think she would approve of her new friends’ choice of website platform, Israel’s own Wix.
These people can never be accused of being smart.
Hat tip: Michal