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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

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What Would Your Snapshot Be?

I’m a fan of The New York Time’s “Poetry Pairing” series. This past week, Emily Dickinson’s “Hope is the thing with feathers” was paired up with reader-submitted photographs as a “visual time capsule” of sorts. A creative and admirable pairing, I think. What photo would you offer for this pairing? Mine is a photograph of … Continue reading