November 28, 2012
Inside Cinema Odeon in Asmara, no one stood at the marble and mirrored espresso bar. Three students sat amidst the two dozen gold formica...
Reviews
November 8, 2012
Joan Didion writes, “we tell ourselves stories in order to live.” Rachida Madani’s Tales of a Severed Head gets at the very heart of why we...
retrospectives
July 15, 2012
Sitor Situmorang is an award-winning poet, essayist and writer of short stories from Indonesia. Born in 1924 and active as a journalist in...
retrospectives
March 8, 2012
An excerpt from the foreword to Who Needs a Story? Who Needs a Story? is an anthology of poetry written in Tigrinya, Tigre and Arabic over...
podcast
August 31, 2016
Award-winning writer Naomi Shihab Nye on the campaign to free Dareen Tatour, the Palestinian poet under house arrest for writing a poem and...
podcast
May 25, 2016
From urgently written poems in response to war in Gaza or deaths in the Meditarranean to poignant and incisive social media posts, Jehan...