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Tunisian Poetry: Ali Znaidi

Sampsonia Way is pleased to share five previously unpublished poems by Tunisian poet Ali Znaidi, including “More More More,” “The Sweet Water of Dream,” “Rebirth”, “The Beauty of Tunisian Women,” and “O, Wind!”

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Bones Will Crow

Bones Will Crow Revisited: Poems from Khin Aung Aye and Pandora

Two poems from Bones Will Crow, the first anthology of contemporary Burmese poetry translated into English: “Achilles’ Heel” by Khin Aung Aye and “The Sniper” by Pandora. Both poems are translated by the poet Ko Ko Thett.

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Sometimes Poets: a Poem by Chuck Kinder

Pittsburgh writer Chuck Kinder is the author of four novels and has also written numerous poems. Sampsonia Way presents Kinder’s poem, “Sometimes Poets.”

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RE-ZONA-NCE: by Kazakh poet Aron Atabek

Aron Atabek is a prize-winning poet and political writer currently in jail in Kazakhstan. His works are highly critical of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Kazakhstan and his policies. Sampsonia Way is proud to present his poem, RE-ZONA-NCE.

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“Ovaria”, “Slaughter” and “Neon Poem”: Three Poems by TJ Dema

TJ Dema is a veteran spoken word poet from Botswana who has been performing for over a decade. She payed a visit to Pittsburgh in September to read at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh’s annual Jazz Poetry concert. Sampsonia Way presents three of her poems.

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Poetry

  • Ali-Znaidis-Experimental-Ruminations-2
    Tunisian Poetry: Ali Znaidi

    Sampsonia Way is pleased to share five previously unpublished poems by Tunisian poet Ali Znaidi, including “More More More,” “The Sweet Water of Dream,” “Rebirth”, “The Beauty of Tunisian Women,” and “O, Wind!”

    Read more...

  • Aron_Atabek
    RE-ZONA-NCE: by Kazakh poet Aron Atabek

    Aron Atabek is a prize-winning poet and political writer currently in jail in Kazakhstan. His works are highly critical of Nursultan Nazarbayev, the President of Kazakhstan and his policies. Sampsonia Way is proud to present his poem, RE-ZONA-NCE.

    Read more...

  • Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah
    Two Poems from Patricia Smith

    The poet, teacher and Cave Canem fellow Patricia Smith shares “What Garfield Park Kept Saying” and “An Open Letter to Joseph Peter Naras, Take 2″, two poems from her collection Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah. Smith is a guest poet at City of Asylum’s 2012 Jazz Poetry concert.

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  • Bonita Lee Penn
    Two Poems by Bonita Lee Penn

    Sampsonia Way is delighted to share two poems by Bonita Lee Penn: “Utterances of an Essential Narrative” and “America the Beautiful.” She is author of two books of poetry: The B Side (2011) and The Visiting Room (2007).

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  • Lucas Hirsch
    Poetry: “No. 22″ by Lucas Hirsch

    Sampsonia Way is thrilled to share Lucas Hirsch’s previously unpublished poem “No. 22” from his upcoming book Dolhuis: Natura Naturata (Madhouse: Natura Naturata) to be published by De Arbeiderspers. Translation by Willem Groenewegen.

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  • Carmen Tafolla Reads
    Ocupando Mi Voz: A Poem by Carmen Tafolla

    Today we share Carmen Tafolla’s poem “Ocupando Mi Voz” (Using My Voice), a poem that celebrates the “power of words.” The first Poet Laureate of the City of San Antonio, Dr. Tafolla is currently writing a biography on civil rights organizer Emma Tenyuca..

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