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Middle Eastern Poetry

The Iranian Maya Angelou Passes Away

Shermin Kruse | Posted 10.26.2014 | World
Shermin Kruse

She lived to the ripe old age of 87. She who Iranians lovingly called the Lioness of Iran. She who chronicled her people's politics, their beauty, their mundane and their extraordinary, their oppression and their plastic surgery, the landscape of their lives.

Mad in Love, or Just Mad?

Rym Tina Ghazal | Posted 06.05.2012 | Home
Rym Tina Ghazal

There is a widespread perception that Arab and Muslim men in general are all poetic mad lovers. But then, once they actually marry, they become "practical husbands," with certain expectations of what the wife should be like.

Finding Good In The Axis Of Evil

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

What's the only country that officially celebrates World Poetry Day? I'm betting you would never guess Iran.