30 June 2022
Bed of Green Onions is an audio-visual show that combines poetry by Asmaa Azayzeh, music by Haya Za’atra, and video by Adam Zouabi. It features new poems from the poetry collection titled Al Jasad Alladhi Tasalaqtuhu Yawman (The Body I Climbed Once) (Al-Ahliya, 2022) and older poems. The poems speak of a father’s death, the inevitability of destruction, and the nature of evil, accompanied by a sound experience in which Za’atra uses an electric guitar, her voice, and a recording machine. Through a background video Zouabi adds a visual dimension to the sound. The project is part of the Sha’rat (Poetesses) initiative that aims to introduce Arab poetesses to international audiences through poetry readings. A.M. Qattan Foundation.