• Saya U Win Pe
    U Win Pe: A Versatile Man

    U Win Pe, artist, writer, director, and cartoonist is profiled in this week’s Teahouse by Khet Mar. Throughout his career, U Win Pe has drawn the connection between art, writing and freedom of expression. He plans to return to Burma after 18 years of exile.

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  • 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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  • Tsering Woeser
    Woeser, a Lighthouse for Tibetans

    Independent Chinese PEN Center Tienchi Martin-Liao profiles Tsering Woeser, an internationally renowned Tibetan poet and activist writer who reports on the situation in Tibet. Also commentary on the self-immolated monks whose stories Woeser shares in her blog.

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  • Khalid Khalifa
    In Praise of Love

    In this week’s From Egypt column, author Hamdy El-Gazzar writes an open letter to his friend Khalid Khalifa, a Syrian novelist who recently returned to war-torn Syria. Khalifa has issued calls to writers and the international community to “Rescue my people.”

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  • Eduardo Halfon
    Eduardo Halfon’s Year

    Guatemalan writer Eduardo Halfon’s forthcoming novel The Polish Boxer is expected in October. Word Without Borders is appealing to readers to help bring Halfon to New York and London for a series of readings geared to high school students. We share a video of Halfon talking about his new novel.

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