UniVerse publishes lauded poets alongside under-recognized refugee poets and poets writing in marginalized nations. Some of our contributors write poems to preserve the stories and colors of their culture; some craft boldly individual works. Their voices combine the singular and the collective, and their lives demonstrate courage and compassion.
We thank them for their poems. Each is a glimpse of the human world and an invitation into an honest and intimate relationship. And we know that the universe expands whenever we deepen our relationships.
Other featured poets include Afghan (1980-2005), who secretly studied literature and began her poetic career in clandestine meetings at the home of a literature professor during Taliban rule and was beaten to death shortly after publishing her first collection of poetry, Gol-e Dudi (‘Smokey Flower’), Darwish’s translator Fady Joudah, . Read the rest of this entry »