“Dreaming in Mariupol” imagines the dream of a Ukrainian trapped in the rubble of the city.
“Taking a Knee, Taking a Stand” was written in response to the death of George Floyd and the protests that followed.
“In Place” was written in response to distressing American and international political crises.
“Fire and Fury” responds to the dangerous rhetoric between the U.S. President and North Korea.
“I Can’t Even Talk About It” expresses the world’s anguish about Assad’s brutal use of chemical warfare in Syria.
“Dust on the Tongue” begs the question, When Will We Stop the Tragedy of Aleppo?
“The Drop of Honey” offers an allegory for what has preceded the angry divisions between American citizens.
“Visitations after Baghdad” considers a poet’s role in reponding to the violence in Iraq after the recent ISIS attack on Sadr City.
“The Color of Bone” describes the scene of a Syrian hospital hit by cluster bombs.
“Safe” considers the personal fear of attack that has gripped the Western world.