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[a thing i like] Rabih Alameddine’s The Angel of History

When you are idle, she said, when you do not work or do something with your hands, when you do not think about something and instead remain still and without purpose, the wiswas enters your ear and makes a home

[a thing i like] Rabih Alameddine’s The Angel of History

When you are idle, she said, when you do not work or do something with your hands, when you do not think about something and instead remain still and without purpose, the wiswas enters your ear and makes a home

[a thing i like] george abraham’s al-youm

I am seated in a well-lighted corner of the Student Center at Wayne State University. A few seats away from me is an Arab man with a thick beard and sunglasses despite being inside. I came here by way of

[a thing i like] george abraham’s al-youm

I am seated in a well-lighted corner of the Student Center at Wayne State University. A few seats away from me is an Arab man with a thick beard and sunglasses despite being inside. I came here by way of

[a thing i like] Elaine Raheb’s 2 minute docs

Any relation we have to the earth is mediated by our bodies. Elaine Raheb makes films that reside in the space between land and body. I just watched her short film Massage and Politics. She brings you inside a living

[a thing i like] Elaine Raheb’s 2 minute docs

Any relation we have to the earth is mediated by our bodies. Elaine Raheb makes films that reside in the space between land and body. I just watched her short film Massage and Politics. She brings you inside a living

[A Thing I Like] How to Build A Poem, Especially How to End It

The whole poem should be read and posted here but this excerpt below is important for me as an interesting way to end a poem. The poem itself takes the reader to a scene waiting at the schoolbus stop, and the narrator’s

[A Thing I Like] How to Build A Poem, Especially How to End It

The whole poem should be read and posted here but this excerpt below is important for me as an interesting way to end a poem. The poem itself takes the reader to a scene waiting at the schoolbus stop, and the narrator’s

Making Reading Public

I’m trying to find a place to house all the poems and works that I like. Facebook is one means but Facebook gives me anxiety — it’s the big room filled with all the people you’ve crossed paths with but

Making Reading Public

I’m trying to find a place to house all the poems and works that I like. Facebook is one means but Facebook gives me anxiety — it’s the big room filled with all the people you’ve crossed paths with but

A Collective Action: Read our poetry!

“Be of your time.” My friend, Sarah Daniele, a fellow writer and former classmate, would say this to me, announce it to the class, I imagine even mutter it to herself gracefully in her mid-sleep. It’s a difficult thing to grasp

A Collective Action: Read our poetry!

“Be of your time.” My friend, Sarah Daniele, a fellow writer and former classmate, would say this to me, announce it to the class, I imagine even mutter it to herself gracefully in her mid-sleep. It’s a difficult thing to grasp

Angelou and Basquiat and My Future (Fearless) Babies

Growing up in an immigrant household, I was taught, directly and indirectly, to be afraid of America. Don’t go to the movies — you’ll get raped. Don’t go further than the end of the block — you’ll get kidnapped. Don’t go to

Angelou and Basquiat and My Future (Fearless) Babies

Growing up in an immigrant household, I was taught, directly and indirectly, to be afraid of America. Don’t go to the movies — you’ll get raped. Don’t go further than the end of the block — you’ll get kidnapped. Don’t go to