Vox Populi

A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Iman Chahine Sharba: God of Dreams

God passed away empty handed
But with regret
And like a sly boy
Broke with his shoe
the last dry loaf of bread.

November 27, 2019 · 2 Comments

Iman Chahin Sharba: Prior to the Departure

Before I was killed by a matter of minutes I was combing the hair of my daughter And braiding her plaits With a pair of tweezers in the shape of … Continue reading

May 15, 2018 · 1 Comment

Video: We Became Fragments

. “Missiles fell from the sky like rain.” The Syrian civil war destroyed this teenager’s family — now he’s in Winnipeg, Canada, starting over. Created by Luisa Conlon for The New … Continue reading

January 27, 2018 · Leave a comment

Video: Poet Amal Kassir tells us what war really is

. Amal Kassir is a 20 year old Syrian-American student and spoken word artist. Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, she says she came from a dinner table of tabouleh … Continue reading

April 11, 2017 · 1 Comment

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