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Empty Chair: The Memorial of Liu Xiaobo

Month after the departure of the Nobel Laureate poet and peace activist, Liu Xiaobo, prayers continue to pour in and we share a few with the soul with ocean in his stride.
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The Art of Poppies by Fabrice Poussin

Shortly after losing a friend in Ypres, a Canadian physician, Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae inspired by battle-scarred fields filled with poppies, wrote the famous poem, ‘In Flanders Fields’. Poppies, after World War I, came to be associated as a symbol of regard for the war veterans. Also, in Greek mythology, poppies represent Morpheus, the God of dreams.
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How much do you know about these Indian Women Poets?

How much do you know about these Indian Women Poets? Take part in this fun quiz and learn more about them.
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A Walk to Remember Quiz

Which poet should you go on an evening walk with? Excited to find out find which poet out there may be a great choice for a memorable evening walk? ...
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Book Review: Architecture of Flesh

This collection is exquisitely bizarre and, to truly enjoy, one requires a slightly nonchalant sense of humour. It is like cold-brewed black coffee or Lars Von Trier movies- Jeena Mary Chacko
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The Voice of Ashrafh Fayadh in 7 Languages

For the last year, poet Ashraf Fayadh has been detained in the Saudi city of Abha without clear legal charges beyond having “ideas that do not suit the Saudi society,” based on a reader’s complaint about Fayadh’s 2008 poetry collection...
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Nazm Faiz ke: An Essay by Huzaifa Pandit

...you claim that the war is long over? Is it really over? If it is over then why can our blood not paint the annals of freedom red with colours of a vibrant humanistic democracy? ...
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The ‘Lake’ in October: An Essay by George Szirtes

In the case of ‘Lake’ Clarissa and I were in Ireland, in small town called Nenagh very close to Lough Derg and an even smaller community, Dromineer... George Szirtes reflects on his poem 'LAKE'.
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Committing Poetry to Memory- Part II

Chris Nealon on "On being arrested by Yeats, W.B" In queer communities – we had begun calling ourselves “queer” – tenderness and solicitude were becoming forms of militancy...
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In memoriam of the lives lost in the war against humanity

What could a poem do – especially a poem about love? Is the poem, the essay, the photo – self indulgent when what we need is something more dangerous… something more equal to the assault against our lives?
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