Mano,s Eyes /by Mahnaz Badihian

After the explosion of the hate!
And voiceless like acidic women


Should Literature Be Considered Useful?

Copied from NYT.com SEPT. 2, 2014   Each week in Bookends, two writers take on questions about the world of books. The critic Kenneth Burke once called literature “equipment for…


God does not speak only in Hebrew or English/by Mahnaz Badihian

Let us break all the guns and swords, not each other’s heart

Random Reads

We need more war by Sarah Page

We need more war I’ve been hearing all kinds of things about how America ranks very low compared to other developed countries on things like income equality, education, infant mortality…

Art, music, Poetry


We Failed to be Human!/by; Mahnaz Badihian

For Afghan workers in Iran, who faced harsh deportation….

Art, Poetry

A short film/Do I want to be….?

Do I want to be that black bird….?/Mahnaz Badihian

Golden Phrases

Golden Phrases

Give me the money that has been spent in war and I will clothe every man, woman, and child in an attire of which kings and queens will be proud


THE AMIRI ARCANE/ by Jack Hirschman

In Memory of Amiri Baraka (1934-2014)


2 poem by

About the Poet W.F. Lantry’s poetry collections are The Structureof Desire (Little Red Tree 2012), winner of a 2013 Nautilus Award in Poetry,The Language of Birds (Finishing Line 2011), a…

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