Tag: Jahan Ramazani

  • Reading Warsan Shire during a Russian invasion

    From Warsan Shire’s brand-new book Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head, a stanza from a poem called “Assimilation”: The refugee’s heart has six chambers.In the first is your mother’s unpacked suitcase.In the second, your father cries into his hands.The third room is an immigration office,your severed legs in the fourth,in the […]

  • Germinant

    My daughter spent the weekend in Budapest, an eight-hour bus ride from Prague, where she’s studying abroad. My son spent the weekend at the state chess tournament, at which he played well and scored a couple of upset wins against higher-ranked competitors. I spent the weekend honing a PowerPoint concerning faculty survey results for the […]