June 19-25, 2017: Poetry from Anwer Ghani and Diane Elayne Dees

​Anwer Ghani and Diane Elayne Dees

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​Anwer Ghani
tajalliatj@gmail.com

Bio (auto)

Anwer Ghani is an Iraqi poet. He was born in 1973 in Hilla. He is the author of "Narratopoet"; (I. Inventives Cloud 2017), "Antipoetic Poems"; (Creat Spacee 2017), "TRUMP"; a poetry collection, (Inner Child Press 2017) and "The Narratolyric Writing"; essays (Smashwords 2017). His name had appeared in Adelaide, Zarf, Peacock, Eunioa, Rabbit, Otoliths and others. Visit Anwer on the web here.

The following work is Copyright © 2017, and owned by ​Anwer Ghani and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.


Arab’s River

I heard that the rivers’ waters, which breathe their laughs in the springs, will end in The Arab’s River. The birds which leave their eggs in the high trees will build their nest in the garden of my grandfather and the clouds which turn the sky dusty, will give their rain in our dessert. The bombs which had been made in the remote land will sleep in my river’s dreams. So I am a famous man and my river is a kind heart.

 



Diane Elayne Dees
dianeedees@gmail.com

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Diane Elayne Dees’s poetry has been published in many journals and anthologies. Diane, who lives in Covington, Louisiana, also publishes Women Who Serve, a blog that covers women’s professional tennis worldwide.

The following work is Copyright © 2017, and owned by Diane Elayne Dees and may not be distributed or reprinted in any form whatsoever without written permission from the author.

Conway Speaks Her Truth
(found poetry)

We feel disappointed.
That’s why we feel compelled
to go out and clear the air
and put alternative facts
through their phones,
certainly through their television sets,
any number of ways.
Go buy Ivanka’s stuff–
microwaves that turn into cameras.
I’m going to give a free commercial here:
He has intelligence and information
that the rest of us do not.
The masterminds behind
the Bowling Green Massacre
mainly care about what happens
from the waist down. 
There’s nothing we can do about that, 
except not leak ourselves.
Hold us accountable.

 


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