The Fence

Saadi Youssef

/The Fence/Saadi Youssef  Translated by Khaled Mattawa Khaled Mattawa is a cultural ambassador and poet-translator of Arabic poetry giving voice to a vast literature largely unknown in the Western hemisphere. In masterful translations that evoke the...

At home

Sozan Sami Jamil

  I touch my heart, every day  I touch the floor of the guest room And I spin in my memory Looking for the place where we sat one day !I can't find it though I touch my forehead every day I touch the floor of the kitchen I daze in my memory searching...

Remembrance

Maya Angelou

Your hands easy weight, teasing the bees hived in my hair, your smile at the slope of my cheek. On the occasion, you press above me, glowing, spouting readiness, and mystery rapes my reason When you have withdrawn yourself and the magic, when only th...

Ramadan: A time for spiritual renewal and reflection

Abd Y. Lafi

 Muslims throughout the world are observing Ramadan.  Ramadan is the ninth month   of the Islamic lunar calendar that occurs about 11 days earlier each year; after 33 years, this 11-day difference makes Muslims, anywhere in the world, fast equally du...

Little Evet / Flash Fiction

Dr. Saleh Razzouk

                                                                                                                                Saleh Razzouk (with Scott Minar)   My father told me to keep calm until he got back, then he went off with Um Habib*. Afte...

Between Kafka and the Golem: Prague

Philip Terman

  I arrive in the former Jewish ghetto in Prague on July 2, the day before Kafka’s birthday. I’d been reading him all year. And not only him—but about him--the biographies, the criticism. Kafka and the Cabbalah, Kafka on Film…why was I so hung up on...

Zaineb Shaban’s exhibition embodies the Body & Soul

Alia Karim

    The body is the vessel of the soul and thought, and the woman’s body is the secret of life. The artist, Zaineb Shaban, celebrated this concept through 28 artworks in her seventh solo exhibition, entitled “Body and Soul”, held in...

Silent in a Doctor Office

Abd Y. Lafi

Lady: I thought when I saw you waiting, wearing your silence, you are tired. Your eyes were talking, and yes, you hid, I swear, you hid something.   Would you please tell me: what is occupying you? Be brave, do not be afraid I am for you, you are par...

The Chamber

Scott Minar

                                       for Syria and Ukraine    I was dreaming its surface with my thumb   Flying along carving a small wake,  A river and a fish.   That dream—but when I woke  Heard the noisy street.  What am I doing, I thought?  Liv...

Rejection

Abd Y. Lafi

Since last year I did not write poetry. I won’t, no need. Thank you, God. Huge numbers are here and there.   I divorced fake poetry and immigrated away to a quiet bay that knows nothing but the truth.   Kids in my village understand my poems. My poem...

معكم هو مشروع تطوعي مستقل ، بحاجة إلى مساعدتكم ودعمكم لاجل استمراره ، فبدعمه سنوياً بمبلغ 10 دولارات أو اكثر حسب الامكانية نضمن استمراره. فالقاعدة الأساسية لادامة عملنا التطوعي ولضمان استقلاليته سياسياً هي استقلاله مادياً. بدعمكم المالي تقدمون مساهمة مهمة بتقوية قاعدتنا واستمرارنا على رفض استلام أي أنواع من الدعم من أي نظام أو مؤسسة. يمكنكم التبرع مباشرة بواسطة الكريدت كارد او عبر الباي بال.

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