Welcome to the revised Part 3 of Poetic Traditions of Compassion and Creative Maladjustment. This revision is presented to correct technological difficulties encountered with the previous upload. Thank you for your patience and please enjoy the episode: June 7, 2017, marked the centennial of the birth of Gwendolyn Brooks, (she died December 2000), who in … More The Compassionate Poetic Genius of Gwendolyn Brooks
“Simple, sincere, and selfless, Rumi was respected because he respected others. He was considerate even towards his enemies…” — Afzal Iqbal … More Poetic Traditions of Compassion and Creative Maladjustment Part 2: Jalal al-Din Rumi
Can Poetry and the Taliban Coexist?
Aside from being a country plagued by a succession of wars and economic woes, Afghanistan is also the birthplace of one of the great figures of world literature: Jalal ad-Din Mohammad Rumi. .. … More Reading Rumi after 9/11 and again at the end of the War in Afghanistan (part 1)