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I went crazy touching your tears

My poems are full of native language games I have been writing in different genres and forms for over three decades in the “world of literature” and have experienced different environments. But my reputation in Iran is mostly due to the establishment of a literary stream called “Postmodern Ghazal”. In this course of poetry, I …

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Under the olive trees, bodies and blankets

Why Poetry Matters It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there. — William Carlos Williams   Compared with other academic subjects, literature (and especially poetry) is often perceived as less important. Where degree courses in modern languages or science, for instance, …

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The Moon, a spoken word poem

Editor’s note: In her poetry, Marlanda Dekine – Sapient Soul uses spoken word, a form of poetry based in performance and oral tradition and frequently used to comment on social justice and systems of inequality. Spoken word is meant to be listened to and experienced through sound, with meter and aural aesthetics as important components. …

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To be living like matchsticks

What Why in the How The still is the lord of the restless – Lao Tzu  To be living anywhere in the world at this point in time provides many accelerating reasons for loud distress. Primarily, climate crisis and the current and ever-imminent extinctions that characterise a planetary spiral into what might be less-than-cheerfully abridged …

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