“I Can’t Attend” is a previously unpublished text by Palestinian poet
Ghayath Almadhoun, in Catherine Cobham’s English translation. It is
preceded by his video “The Celebration”, made in collaboration with
Swedish poet Marie Silkeberg. The text in “The Celebration” is an
excerpt of a longer text, “The Details”. Full text is given below. This
translation for “The Details” was originally published in Tripwire Journal.