Mohammed El-Kurd

Mohammed El-Kurd is a nationally-touring poet and writer from Jerusalem, Palestine. His work has been featured in The Guardian, This Week In Palestine, Al-Jazeera English, The Nation, and the forthcoming Vaccuuming Away Fire anthology, among others. His debut book RIFQA will be published in 2021 by Haymarket Books. Mohammed graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a B.F.A. in Writing, where he created Radical Blankets, an award-winning multimedia poetry magazine. He is currently pursuing an M.F.A. in poetry from Brooklyn College. His poetry-oud album, Bellydancing On Wounds, was released in collaboration with Palestinian musical artist Clarissa Bitar. Mohammed has spent his undergraduate weekends performing poetry at cultural centers across the United States and hopes to continue in the post-COVID-19 era.