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Philip Metres
Arab American poet, translator, author of Sand Opera and other books.
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marwahelal 23h
this is why is the best. listen to this most gracious acceptance speech. we all walk away better anytime this queen is in the room. 👑🙇🏾‍♀️✨🖤 mabrouk yaa asmarani
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zaina الصوص Nov 12
An essay I will be writing and re-writing for as long as I live: an interrogation of representations of Palestinian diaspora--towards a demand of "return" as abolition. Towards home for all of us. Deep gratitude to the for giving it space.
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Philip Metres 19h
Thanks!
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Philip Metres 19h
Replying to @diasporadical_z @aaww
Need to print this one out!
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Philip Metres 21h
Replying to @PhilipMetres
If you have programs that you participate in, run, or admire, let me know. Strategizing creating a national network of creative writing workshops serving those in detention.
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Philip Metres 22h
For those interested in creative writing workshops in juvenile detention, check out the work of 's Writers in Residence program:
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Jordan Denari Duffner 23h
The FBI’s hate crimes stats for 2017 were just released. Anti-Muslim incidents remain at high levels, and anti-Jewish incidents spiked. These concerning numbers should compel us to do much more to address Antisemitism and Islamophobia at both an interpersonal and systemic level.
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Poets.org 24h
Then it is only kindness that makes sense anymore —Naomi Shihab Nye
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Philip Metres Nov 13
Mabrouk ya ukhti!
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Kate Gaskin Nov 12
“...She/ lay down & the armies retreated, never/ showing their back...” , from his book Sand Opera.
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Zen Essentials Nov 11
The ocean of suffering is immense, but if you turn around, you can see the land. — Thich Nhat Hanh | | □∧◯
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Jeff Rousset Nov 11
Veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan protest giving an award for his service to veterans.
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Copper Canyon Press Nov 12
"...everyone’s suffering inside their bodies. Everybody." in conversation with (via ):
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Mary Karr, Author Nov 12
You cannot open a flower with a sledgehammer. Be gentle with yourself today....
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Philip Metres Nov 12
Replying to @SharaLessley
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Philip Metres Nov 12
Is poetry internal show-business?
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Poets.org Nov 12
Read today's Poem-a-Day: Mary-Kim Arnold's "Self-Portrait as Semiramis."
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Philip Metres Nov 11
Deployment to Iraq changed my view of God, country and humankind. So did coming home. Deeply reflective piece by
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Philip Metres Nov 11
Former NFL Player Wade Davis Tackles Life on the Margins via
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Philip Metres Nov 11
Replying to @NYpoet
Feeling down about digital life
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