Haiku to Landai – poetry in motion

We have delivered workshops to Afghan women via skype again! Only this time it was from the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry, and I was with my esteemed colleague Professor Sinead Morrissey. With the support of the School of English at Queen's University, and the British Council offices in both Northern Ireland and Kabul, this … Continue reading Haiku to Landai – poetry in motion

Back in the land of craggy mountains – and crazy traffic!

So I'm back in Kabul - in 2014 - the year the wheels are supposed to come off Afghanistan. So how is it? Well, there is still no new President, there have been rocket attacks in the city, and legislation outlawing violence against women is even further away (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/04/afghanistan-law-victims-violence-women ). But the sky is blue, … Continue reading Back in the land of craggy mountains – and crazy traffic!