Since its capture by ISIS in May of 2015, Palmyra has become a kind of archaeological fetish for the West.
Jennifer MacKenzie and Mohammad Raba’a
Jennifer MacKenzie is an American poet and journalist whose first book, My Not-My Soldier, won Fence Books' Modern Poets Prize. She teaches composition, literature and communications at Lehman College in the Bronx.
Mohammad Raba'a is a Syrian journalist whose work focuses on issues of identity, society, and distribution of resources in Damascus and Damascus Countryside in Syria. He has authored and co-authored articles for numerous publications, including the Middle East Research and Information Project.