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Poetry Pairing: Refugee

Shortly after reading Sonia Nazario’s opinion piece “The Children of the Drug Wars: A Refugee Crisis, Not an Immigration Crisis” in the New York Times, I happened upon the gift that is Fady Joudah’s poem “Mimesis.” Éireann Lorsung composed the following tweet late last week: “it is unbearable to be human.” Her words echo the thoughts of many over … Continue reading



“Poetry makes nothing happen.” – Auden This line is taken from this poem. Don Share shares an illuminating discussion on this line here.  This is just for fun. Having fun is important. I’m interested in responses to this line. Or to the words in this line. Or non-responses. Or translations. Or photos. Or videos. I hope you’ll … Continue reading


“because poetry can move the fulcrum of the mind…

…just enough so that the world just enough so that this same world becomes electrified and bewildered.” A couple of weeks ago, Rebecca Hazelton shared Richard Siken’s stunning film of his poem “Why” paired with the haunting music of Marianne Dissard. I read somewhere that taking the time to concentrate on your breathing for just ten minutes each … Continue reading