Palestinian poet Fares Saba'na
Ramallah - Sona Adeek
Young Palestinian poet Fares Saba'na has released his first poetry collection entitled "Kanaha Sahaba" (It's Like A Cloud) issued by the Gehat Palestinian publishing house and hosted by the museum and institute of Mahmoud Darweesh.
The poet's 100-page long anthology, which discusses "virtual issues" where he talks about the relation between what is perceived, was released despite a publishing crisis in Palestine.
"My poetry observes different intellectual and humanitarian directions, which was a political market experience," he said.
"We are facing a real crisis in Palestine in selling literature and poets to the Arab world, so our poems and words must be attractive, using new innovative techniques in order to attract readers," he told Arabstoday.
"There are good experiments worth reading but which weren't promoted well and faded away. Good poetry will however eventually will reach its audience and own niche," he said.
Saba'na says his poems entered him in "a new world and a new life", adding: "I entered this world in a serous way, stemming from my personal responsibility to the reader and poem at the same time, as I express my own philosophy through my potery."
On his best poems, he said "Kabbas" was the longest and meant the most, reflecting his experiences.
Saba'na, who is also the director of the Centre for Media Judiciary in the Palestinian Judicial Council talks about the relationship between poems and judgment, saying: "They are the most harmonic as it includes a human issue. I am against typical ideas talking about law in a solid way or as a written texts, for me I can't deal with law in that way. I work for human social justice which I believe in trying to achieve in my poems, as I wish to have life led under sovereign law."
On his aims, he said: "I think it’s a big mistake is planning the future. I think I have to improve myself, and leave the beautiful astonishing future without any planning".
When asked about his new literary projects, he said: "I am considering entering theatre and am even writing a new play. I can express different ideas on stage that I cannot with poems. Poetry has artistic limits, so I will use theatre to deliver what I failed to deliver through poems".
The poetry collection that Saba'na signed in Amman three months ago was based on interactive tomes without being connected to typical structure. Many times, he broke the norm in his writing to achieve a new sense of poetic balance.