Poetry

Thought for our times, the year 2020

By Neda Dorudi: These are strange and troubling times, the unimaginable has brought our world to a temporary freeze, the spread of a virus, is creating a picture we didn’t expect and find alien, but the milk

The Lost Middle

There is a famous Arabic saying that basically means the best of things lies in the middle. It makes sense, right? The middle is where you find moderation, compromise, and solutions that satisfy all parties to some

Iraqi Transnational Collective Celebrates Diversity of Iraqi Women at Home and Abroad

“Iraqi women: between Home and Diaspora” was the subject those in attendance had come to learn more about. The gathering was the first public event to be hosted by the London branch of the newly formed Iraqi

Remembering Nazik Al-Malaika: poet, literary critic and feminist (1923 – 2007)

Ishtar’s Songs, a 2011 anthology of modern Iraqi poetry, contains a number of photographs of a then recent poetry reading that took place in Baghdad on the banks of the Tigris river. The venue is a church