October 21, 2020
Celebrating poetry and its painful memories (article from NPR)

Read the full article on NPR here. Listen to Emi's poem on Youtube here.

From the article: 

That's an excerpt from "People Like Us," a poem by 26-year-old Emtithal "Emi" Mahmoud, a world champion slam poet known for her vivid language and dedication to uplifting others. As a global goodwill ambassador for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, she's taught poetry workshops in refugee camps from the Middle East to Africa. Over the past several months, Mahmoud, who is based in New Haven, Conn., has been creating poetry about the pandemic and protesting for racial justice while working toward launching her new nonprofit organization, The Women's Table.

Reference: Narang, S. 2020. "A World Champion Slam Poet Pivots To Medicine". NPR.