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Poems of war, peace, women, power: Suheir Hammad on TED.com

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Poet Suheir Hammad performs two spine-tingling spoken-word pieces: “What I Will” and “break (clustered)” — meditations on war and peace, on women and power. Wait for the astonishing line: “Do not fear what has blown up. If you must, fear the unexploded.” (Recorded at TEDWomen, December 2010, in Washington, DC. Duration: 5:52)

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