Time to write a chain poem for the Hazara people?

Please note: this image is taken from & is copyrighted by the presentation, link below.

Please note: this image is taken from & is copyrighted by the presentation, link below.

This week, here’s a little something I was forwarded via email. I thought I’d post the contents in case it’s of interest to you. I’m certainly a supporter of trying to make a difference through art.

The following email is regarding the plight of the Hazara people in Afghanistan. It is looking for poets on an international scale to help raise awareness by donating poems to an anthology and contributing to a chain poem.

I’ve copied the content completely, except for removing the sender’s personal details. Please note, the image is taken from the presentation, link below.

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Dear Friends and Colleagues,

So far, the following poets have a) contributed to write chain poem and b)submitted poems for a Poetry Anthology dedicated to the Hazara:

Chain poem:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nlzo5IdAvXNHRaihMzLPM1Mnl72ETmaJc1X9836hX6A/edit?usp=sharing

  • Jessie Kleemann, Greenland
  • Siki Dlanga, South Africa
  • Irena Matijasevic, Croatia
  • Julio Pavanetti, Uruguay/España
  • Kamran Mir Hazar, Norway

Please visit the following link to contribute in writing chain poem:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RnF8NFy60R7UHJE3V6WBWER-kuXBwGypKzAPPuBW2DE/edit?usp=sharing

You can write one or more  additional lines and return  later to write more. Here is a link to a presentation about the Hazara geographical condition,  the Hazara face and  the persecutions they endure.

http://www.hazararights.com/spip.php?article23

I suggest you have a look at this presentation. The idea is to not limit you, but to use Hazara elements in this collaborative poem.  You can start a new part of the poem, if you’d like.

Poetry Anthology dedicated to the Hazara People:

Please note: this image is taken from the presentation, link below

Please note: this image is taken from the presentation, link below

  • Francisco Sánchez Jiménez – Colombia
  • Vyacheslav Kupriyanov, Russia
  • Paul Disnard, Jamundi – Colombia, marzo 29 del 2013
  • Stefaan van den Bremt, Flanders, Belgium
  • Jack Hirschman, USA
  • Nyein Way, Myanmar
  • Ban’ya Natsuishi, Japan
  • Julio Pavanetti, Uruguay/España

Please visit the following link to submit your poem for the Poetry Anthology dedicated to the Hazara People:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RnF8NFy60R7UHJE3V6WBWER-kuXBwGypKzAPPuBW2DE/edit?usp=sharing

Here you can submit poem in your native language. It would great if you provide an English translation of the poem.

Again, thanks for supporting the Hazara.

All the best

Kamran Mir Hazar
Poet, journalist and webmaster

Website: www.kamranmirhazar.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/KamranPoetry

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