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Poetry in Afghanistan: New York Times Profiles Matiullah Turab August 19, 2013: This weekend's New York Times also includes a dispatch from Afghanistan about the life and writing of Matiullah Turab. Mr. Turab is a popular poet who performs throughout Afghanistan and works during the day as a metalsmith. In the background, a workman’s chorus filled the yard: a handsaw planing a log beam; a generator humming and [...] by

Landay: Anonymous Scrap of Song June 24, 2013: [caption id="attachment_69427" align="aligncenter" width="500"] © Seamus Murphy[/caption] My body belongs to me; to others its mastery. It's become a kind of tradition over the past several years for Poetry to publish an annual translation issue. This year we did something a bit different; our June issue is devoted entirely to [...] by

Can “counterpoetry” win the war in Afghanistan? March 28, 2011: PBS NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown talks to Thomas Johnson, director of the Program for Culture and Conflicts Studies at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, about the role of poetry in galvanizing support for the Taliban and what it should teach US forces. Johnson recently co-authored two studies in which he found that "'the Taliban blow us [...] by