POEM: Jasmine Soukieh shares a poem touching on the mix of thoughts, feelings and assumptions involved in less-familiar language settings.
REFLECTION / POEM: Akka Ballenger Constantin reflects on the experience of “sitting” simultaneously between and within cultures.
POEM: Kaya Lattimore wrangles with the turbulent complexity of the question “where are you from?”.
POEM: Ray Mardia reflects on memories stored unconsciously and the power they have to bring comfort in difficult moments.
POEM: Vesna Cvjetićanin describes the elusiveness of locating and choosing between her two personal histories.
POEM: Bojana Kos describes the difficulty of belonging to a “stranded” diaspora.
POEM: Ray Mardia reflects on her return to a far-off home, and what she saw there.
POEM: Ifa Barry remembers nights spent under the light of fireflies.
POEM: Vesna Cvjetićanin ponders the changing of the seasons, imagining the different sights and sounds that signal equinox on both sides of the world.
POEM: Abeir Soukieh offers up a spectacular feast of language, exploring the culinary landscape of her ancestral lands.