TIL: Poetry Behind the Veil

Last night on Cambly, I met a poet, a real one. He was born in Saudi Arabia with passion and agony etched on his tongue and a hole in his heart. We spoke for an hour through the veil of a black video screen–as many people from the Kingdom do to preserve modesty in theContinue reading “TIL: Poetry Behind the Veil”

TIL: The Power of Poetry

I’ve often wondered how Iran held on to its language and culture after the Arab invasion in 633 AD. Arabic is the dominant language throughout the Middle East, yet somehow Iran still speaks Farsi and held fast to its culture. Well, I learned how this was possible last night. I was on Cambly talking to aContinue reading “TIL: The Power of Poetry”

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