“Semester Break” considers the plight of an international student because of President Trump’s travel ban.
“Dust on the Tongue” begs the question, When Will We Stop the Tragedy of Aleppo?
“Visitations after Baghdad” considers a poet’s role in reponding to the violence in Iraq after the recent ISIS attack on Sadr City.
“Ummah” affirms the importance of Community as a core value for Arab Leaders.
“Safe Haven” considers the money culture exposed by the leak of the so-called Panama Papers.
“The Color of Bone” describes the scene of a Syrian hospital hit by cluster bombs.
“WHO Knows” addresses the global virulence of the Zika virus.
“Holiday Greeting Card” offers a tongue-in-cheek response to COP21 and a yearend heat wave.
“Close Call” offers an image to mirror the death-fatigue of hearing world news.
“Death by Ideology” was written in the wake of coordinated terrorist attacks by ISIS in Paris, France.