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Poetry fuels the fire; powerful play… by Andrea W. Doray

President’s Corner: Poetry fuels the fire; and the powerful play goes on… by Andrea W. Doray Not surprisingly, I am in love with the written word. I love the power of the pen on the page to move, amuse, anger, … Continue reading

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A World of Voices, by Vicki Lindner

A World of Voices By Vicki Lindner   In May I flew to New York, my former hometown, for PEN America’s 2017 World Voices Festival, “Gender+Power.” Unlike most literary conferences, this one, founded after 9/11 by Salman Rushdie and others, … Continue reading

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New Board Members

Writing for Peace celebrates the addition of four new members to our Board of Directors,  Mary Carroll-Hackett, Jody Rein, Azfar Rizvi, and Brad Wetzler. The range of experience and knowledge these Directors bring to Writing for Peace is vast, and … Continue reading

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First Amendment Essential to Peaceful Activism, by Andrea Doray, Plus Young Writer Contest Results

President’s Corner: A free press, and freedom of speech, are essential to peaceful activism by Andrea W. Doray I am a writer. And – as far as I know – no one is offering a bounty for one of my … Continue reading

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2017 DoveTales Now Available for Preorder

DoveTales, An International Journal of the Arts “Refugees and the Displaced” Our 2017 Edition of DoveTales is now available for Pre-order. Refugees and the Displaced includes work from artists and writers, established and emerging, from every continent of the globe … Continue reading

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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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