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March 15, 2022

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Poems in a Time of Crisis

In the middle of war, he is asking for poems.

– Ilya Kaminsky –

Poems in a Time of Crisis

“In response to the situation in Ukraine, Beshara Magazine presents a short poem by Taras Shevchenko (18141861), commonly referred to simply as ‘Kobzar’ — The Bard. Shevchenko is universally recognised as the supreme national poet of the Ukrainian language and soul, and, as Andrew Watson explains below, his own life mirrored the sufferings and longing for freedom of the Ukrainian people.” { read more }

Be The Change

Reflect on a poem or book that has offered you sustenance in a dark time. For more inspiration, check out this recent essay by Ukrainian American poet Ilya Kaminsky, whose poem, “We Lived Happily During the War,” went viral in 2013. { more }

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