Rasha Omran is a Syrian poet living in exile in Egypt, where she has continually spoken out against the war in Syria and in support of democratic reform.

NYR DAILY

Syria with One Eye

Aleppo, Syria, October 5, 2016

Charles Simic interviews the Syrian poet Rasha Omran who, since the beginning of Syria’s civilian uprising in 2011, has been a fearless critic of the Bashar al-Assad regime and the failure of Arab intellectuals to denounce its crimes. She lives in exile in Egypt, where she has continually spoken out against the war and in support of democratic reform.