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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: POETRY GENIUS

Editor’s Note: Every once in a while on this series I like to give a shout out to an organization that is furthering poetry in America today, and so today I want to introduce you to the wonder that is … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE MOONS OF AUGUST

FROM THE MOONS OF AUGUST By Danusha Laméris EVE, AFTER Did she know there was more to life than lions licking the furred ears of lambs, fruit trees dropping their fat bounty, the years droning on without argument? Too much … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: DANUSHA LAMÉRIS

ARABIC By Danusha Laméris I don’t remember the sounds rising from below my breastbone though I spoke that golden language with the girls of Beirut, playing hopscotch on the hot asphalt. We called out to our mothers for lemonade, and … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: TAWNYSHA GREENE

BREAKING BREAD AT AL QALZAM by Tawnysha Greene My first time alone with the women in Saudi Arabia, abayas, head covers off and I see their faces, their hair free. Hands touch me, lead me down a line of greetings, … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: HAFIZ

A GOLDEN COMPASS By Hafiz Forget every idea of right and wrong Any classroom ever taught you Because An empty heart, a tormented mind, Unkindness, jealousy and fear Are always the testimony You have been completely fooled! Turn your back … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE ACHE AT THE CENTER OF THE WORLD: ISRAEL-PALESTINE PEACE POETRY

Editor’s Note: Peace is always a timely topic. Today much of the middle east is in a state of political unrest. Civil wars are raging, dictators are struggling to keep the masses under their control, and citizens are taking up … Continue reading

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On This Earth What Makes Life Worth Living

By Mahmoud Darwish Translated by Karim Abuawad On this earth what makes life worth living: the hesitance of April the scent of bread at dawn an amulet made by a woman for men Aeschylus’s works the beginnings of love moss … Continue reading

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