Poetry

21 Jun 2017

BAS Poetry: A Long Pause in a Small Town

Broke-Ass Stuart is now accepting poetry submissions to be featured in the BAS Poetry: Arts & Culture column. Written & curated by Corinne Avganim. It is HOT in San Francisco, which I’ve decided means I am on a visceral vacation. Sitting in the heat, drinking a cold one, and reading pretty words about

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07 Jun 2017

BAS Poetry: Virgin America

Broke-Ass Stuart is now accepting poetry submissions to be featured in the BAS Poetry: Arts & Culture column. Written & curated by Corinne Avganim. Okay, this is bizarre. In an older post, I mentioned how BAS Poetry has turned my inbox into a treasure trove of pleasant surprises. The latest gem – an email from a

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23 Feb 2017

Books from Banned Countries Part 2: Iraq

Click here to read “Books From Banned Countries Part I: Iran“ Some places have attained an almost mythical space within their communities. When the community is made of up of avid readers, specifically ones of Arabic literature, al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad is a popular hangout. Quite by chance, this piece will run

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15 Feb 2017

Books from Banned Countries Part 1: Iran

Enemy In Translation: Iran American’s aren’t known for their appreciation for foreign cultures. From certain states demanding that everyone speak English, to the lack of foreign films on streaming platforms. Most American’s are definitely nationalists when it comes to art. So, it should come as no surprise that books by foreign authors are

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13 Feb 2015

Broke-Ass Valentine’s Day Poetry: The Moon of My Life

Lucifer was cast out of heaven; I was cast out of hell The perfect balance between Good and Evil truly rebelled And as he fell for the beautiful Belle, The Beast could illustrate with kisses, visions Words can’t describe Yet it’s written on your skin in invisible ink, I Fell

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10 Sep 2014

Smelling The Things She Dreamed Of

One of the best things in the world is
kissing the person you love
just as they are waking up.

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28 May 2014

Maya Angelou’s Poetry Read by a Really Creepy Robot

This morning I woke up to the news that Maya Angelou had died. She was an amazing human and an incredible writer, so I wanted to go back and read my favorite poem of hers, “Still I Rise”. When I googled it, the piece came up on Poem Hunter, so

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