Poetry

Wherever you look back

POEM       by Rem Tanauan WHEREVER YOU LOOK BACK, there’s haiku. In fact, it’s there in the moss on the wall blessed by rain. In the fallen jasmin, like an upturned umbrella on a grimy road. In the…

Will poetry be enough to get Czechs to embrace anti COVID-19 vaccination?

Czech government ad campaign seeks to erase fears about vaccination As anti-COVID-19 vaccination becomes accessible in the European Union, the Czech government has launched a new communication campaign aimed at overcoming the fear of or suspicion about vaccination. And this…

Conversation with Poets in Observance of Holocaust Remembrance Day

By Jhon Sánchez April in New York City is the time to see the cherry blossom, carry an umbrella and prepare for Seder and Eastern. Before coming to New York, I had never participated in Seder, but every year now,…

Confronting the monstrosity with the most fragile

Poetry against Arms is an initiative that pits poetics against the arms industry worlwide. Anybody can participate, in any language and from any country, to present in the most fit way the sure consequences of dealing in the weapons business.…

Into the Heart of the Sacred

A Review of Vagabond Song: Neo-Haibun from the Peregrine Journals, by Marc Beaudin. Elk River Books, Livingston, Montana, 2015. 251 pages. Reviewed by Gary Corseri “I learn by going where I have to go.”—Theodore Roethke “A tourist doesn’t know where…

POETS’ TALK – With Gary Corseri and José M. Tirado

“The Welcoming Wind” By José M. Tirado At dusk, his steps are rough, with a dry grace of flat-footed tenderness; the spring is gone, & forward is the march. In the grinning breeze he stops, faces the pressure, feels it,…

Pakistan – news of the week

Though all top stories of the week revolve around a single phrase,“violence and negotiations to deal with violence”, I want to highlight one story that was taken up by a few TV channels and newspapers. On Monday night 11 students…