“my person would be diminished from a lack of access to these sort of voices.”

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Amal Al-Jubouri, translated by Rebecca Gayle Howell and Husam Qaisi. Iraq.

Read poems from the 7 countries affected by Trump’s immigration ban – Elizabeth Flock – PBS Newshour – 1/30/2017

“On Monday, Tehran-born poet Kaveh Akbar began tweeting out poetry written by poets from the seven countries — Iran, Libya, Yemen, Sudan, Somalia, Iraq, and Syria — impacted by President Donald Trump’s executive order that temporarily bans immigrants from those countries.”

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