Category Archives: Advisory Panel Contributors

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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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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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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We Shouldn’t Wait, By Melissa Hassard

I was invited this week to talk with a group of young writing campers held at a local university campus. The e-mail I received advised there would be about 100 kids, from 3rd to 12th grade, and asked me to … Continue reading

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With Ilaria and Francesca in Piacenza

With Ilaria and Francesca in Piacenza By Sam Hamill The years can be brutal––yesterday a torrent, today just a drizzle. I sat in the sidewalk café sipping cappuccino, watching the morning’s passersby. The girls found me amusing, “like a grampa,” … Continue reading

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2016 Youth Summit Now Public

The last weekend of April, Writing for Peace hosted our first annual Youth Summit to provide a safe place for young writers, artists, and activists (ages 18-30) to discuss aspects of peace, artistic expression, and activism, as well as the … Continue reading

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D.M. Aderibigbe Joins Advisory Panel

Writing for Peace welcomes D.M. Aderibigbe to our panel of young advisers and Youth Summit keynote speakers. Aderibigbe was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He graduated with a BA in History and Strategic Studies from University of Lagos in 2014. His … Continue reading

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When the bell tolls for coal, By Vicki Lindner

When the bell tolls for coal: Pull yourself up by your WHAT? By Vicki Lindner (Previously published in Wyofile.com, Wyoming’s truth-telling online newspaper, representing free journalism in a conservative state. Reprinted by permission.) (Opinion) — I moved from New York … Continue reading

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Near rebellion, By Djelloul Marbrook

Near rebellion We’re born to pass through walls unmuddled by geometries, to crumple dimensions in our pockets, paint imaginings in the air, born to rip persuasion from our faces, to know our parents speak in fear. In which dream do … Continue reading

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