In response to the execution of Iranian poet and activist Hashem Shaabani, Poetry Editor Charlie Bondhus reflects on privilege, writing, and poetry’s function as a tool of social change.
1. I remember waking up and going to work on Sept. 11, 2001. At the time I was working at a call centre for a growing company with franchises throughout the U.S. The lines were almost dead, and we were glued to our computers. Once in a while a call would come in from somebody […]
Today is the tenth anniversary of September 11th. My thoughts are with the victims of September 11th and the soldiers and civilians who have died on both sides in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. May they all rest in peace, and may their families have strength in their time of grief.