The People’s Tea House

Domino pieces rapidly slap onto the table in the opening salvo. The tempo increases with the soft chimes of stirring spoons. The crashing sounds of saucers begin to build. Layered over the percussion section, the din of chatter completes the daily opus heard at the Shaab teahouse in Slemani, Iraq.In the traditional fabric of Kurdish [...]

Between night and day…by G. Mramor

Between night and day…by G. Mramor

  When bounds are renounced and on the horizon the sea lies in the sky, when the pen writes only ghosts, when heart and mind are as one frustration in yesterday, and I am become a sieve which yesterday sows, when your words have already spoken me, when your poems have already felt my felt, [...]

A Black Author’s Duty – Essay by P Chatelain

A Black Author’s Duty – Essay by P Chatelain

Visionary Writers of the Harlem Renaissance and their Critics Black writers' struggle with publication of Black novels and poems due to the enormous white readership. Did they have a duty to depict minorities under a certain light? During the period after the reconstruction, often referred to as the New Negro movement, many African Americans were [...]