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A Special Peace Correspondent: The Coming Student Edition, by Elissa Tivona

With the snow recently melted, the first crocuses that break through packed patches of dirt seem, in a word, impossible. I am awed that nature understands how hungry the human heart is for the green promise of growing things. Those … Continue reading

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What I know for sure, by Andrea W. Doray

President’s Corner: What I know for sure by Andrea W. Doray There’s a line in “Brilliant Disguise,” a song by U.S. rock music artist Bruce Springsteen, that goes: “God have mercy on the man who doubts what he’s sure of.” … Continue reading

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Seated Figure, by Sam Hamill

Seated Figure It is a long way from there to here. It is longer than all the roads of exile, longer even than the silence of the heron. The landscapes changed. Someone numbered the dead, someone mapped the pain. Once, … Continue reading

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Two Poems by D.M. Aderibigbe

AUGUST VISITORS We ran that night when they arrived. The ground wet with August’s breath. We ran from Zuba Hall down to the hillside, following the back of Uncle Usmanu’s bald head. The principal’s wife ran, her first son strapped … Continue reading

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Self-Compassion, A Bridge To Understanding, by Andrea W. Doray

  President’s Corner: Self-Compassion, A Bridge To Understanding by Andrea W. Doray In December 2016, the Dalai Lama spoke during the Emory-Tibet Symposium of Scholars and Scientists at the Drepung Monastic University in India. According to Atlanta-based Emory University, “the … Continue reading

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The Peace Correspondent, Vol.1, No. 2

The Peace Correspondent, Vol.1, No. 2 Identity and Extremism We’re excited to announce the second edition of The Peace Correspondent, a solution-based periodical published three times per year by Writing for Peace. The theme of this edition is “Identity and … Continue reading

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Famine, by Djelloul Marbrook

  Famine I’ve kicked my ass all over the world for sipping poisons like an oenologist, but it’s not without its rewards: the cracks in buildings speak and I’m the plenipotentiary of a foreign power whose name I forget. I … Continue reading

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Birds Still Build Nests, by Mary Carroll-Hackett

Birds Still Build Nests By Mary Carroll-Hackett even when bombs are falling, even when the dams are failing, even when the hate is ravenous and roaring, even when the hills are on fire. Birds still build nests, making homes for … Continue reading

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Dylann Roof, “A Fractured Soul,” by Edward Currelley

The Case of Dylann Roof, “A Fractured Soul” By Edward D. Currelley Dylann Roof is an all-American boy. A home grown terrorist, Roof reflects an America this nation does not want you to know—the same nation that has now elected … Continue reading

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Introducing Our New President, Andrea W. Doray

By Carmel Mawle, Founder and Past President One afternoon, in April of 2012, a group of writers gathered around a table in front of a Denver coffee shop. Herb gardens bloomed and spilled from pots as we brainstormed with a … Continue reading

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