This needs no introduction, yet just writing that is, indeed, and introduction. So…
We are not phantoms yet, not a memory yet. We are just a riot waiting to be broken and dispersed.
When asked if she puts life before work Handal responds:
My life definitely comes before work but poetry is not work — it’s that quiet breathing that allows life not to be the most difficult part of living.
Handal is a poet whose words I will always be seeking.