Split this Rock Poem of the Week: Kandahar by Zohra Saed

Kandahar   Behave or the sleeping Alexander will reclaim your lungs. Kandahar –                Was once a cube of sugar Refusing to dissolve in the sea. It became a city from sheer stubbornness. Alexander naively said, “This is my land!” causing the earth to giggle and birth him a wife Rukhshana. (Roxanna if you prefer). […]


Split this Rock Poetry Festival, DC

Spent this past Friday and Saturday in DC at the Split this Rock Poetry Festival. I’m not sure if it was knowingly timed with the cherry blossom season in DC but it was a lovely surprise to find so much pink beauty in the streets (despite the later rain). I had the good fortune of […]