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Poem: For Emma Lazarus – And All Who Remember

For Emma Lazarus (And all who remember) Take back your tired and your poor. We do not want them anymore. Emma does not understand the real story of our land. Keep your children at bay. I decline to pray but travail truly rules our days. I in my cups or dotage cannot bear this longer. […]

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Hellenic Education Continues Thanks to The Orpheus Luxury Collection

New York, N.Y.  In synchrony with their philosophy of “indulging in the finer things in life for a deep appreciation of humanity and nature,” The Orpheus Luxury Collection proudly hosted a fundraiser to benefit the Hellenic Education & Language Program (H.E.L.P.) recently in Astoria, Queens as part of its Philanthropy Through Travel Initiative.  The children and the mothers of H.E.L.P. […]

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Poetry: You Proud Bastard

Proudly, you tore nature’s sole, Even as the specs of brownish coal smothered the riverbed. Lepomis macrochirus. Or Bluegill fish. They evolved. Evolved in the Elk River. Last year, went extinct there too, when the coal specs coated their eyes. The bluegill was indigenous. You bastard. You are not. When you first stamped proudly upon […]

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Poem: Appalling Silence by Neal Hall, M.D.

New York, N.Y.  Appalling Silence is the featured poem of Dr. Neal Hall’s third book of poetry titled Appalling Silence. The book represents new work composed during his poet/scholar-in-residency in Hyderabad, India  and, selections of poems from his first two books – Nigger For Life and Winter’s A’ Coming Still. Neal Hall, M.D., Poet. Appalling […]

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Indo-American Arts Council: Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance

New York, N.Y.  The Indo-American Arts Council is delighted to announce the IAAC’s Eighth Annual Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance in three parts – OUTDOORS at Wagner Park, Battery Park City, hosted by The Battery Dance Festival on Saturday, August 15 from 6:30-8:30pm, an INDOOR concert entitled AN EVENING OF POETRY, DANCED at Schimmel […]

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Poem: I Will Die with Hundreds of Papers Unread

I will die with hundreds of papers unread Books unsorted, travels undone, expectations unmet, places un-went, foods untasted, things unsaid I will die with thoughts unaired, hearts un-lightened, glories unlived, missions unfulfilled, loans unburdened lovers unrequited, relatives unvisited, experiences un-had.   I will die before my time, hidden or sought, found unfound, though time is […]

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First Indian Literary Festival at Columbia a Best Seller

New York, N.Y.  Under the direction of my good friend Aroon Shivdasani, the first literary festival of the Indian American Arts Council (IAAC) with Columbia University drew participants from Bombay to Brooklyn and Berkley – including glitterati such as literary giant Sir Salman Rushdie, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Mira Nair, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar of Disgraced fame, and […]

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Poem: Come Touch His Cheek

By Gary Shulman, MS. Ed. This child of mine you stare at so, Please come closer so you will know Just who my child is and what I see when those sweet eyes stare back at me I see no limits to my child’s life Although I know It will be filled with strife, I’m […]

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