AWWP’s Hajar and Eleanor Dubinsky Shine with Their New Song “The Station”


On Friday night AWWP poet Hajar and singer-songwriter Eleanor Dubinsky debuted their new song “The Station” at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. We’re still walking on air. The house was packed. The music was gorgeous. And the songwriting collaboration blew us away. Thank you to all of you who joined us for this very special evening. We will share a video of the song when it’s ready.

Perfect Day


When girls and boys walk to school together
Participate in world competitions
Play in parks without fear

Hope Twinkles in a Dark Sky


I can hear the whining of wind, and then the stove in my room turning off. I feel cold, but I continue gazing at the dark sky.

I Write


I write to you from my heart
Life is like an old lyric
I write modern poems

Crossing the Border


My fragile talent blocks my way
in being a good lover
but makes me “a good poet,” they say

Let Freedom Visit You


I count my breath
eat more than a successful woman.
What does success mean?
What if I’m only meant for a boring man?

The Station at 7 a.m.


There was a tree; a bird sitting in its shadow
I played with my ring
Twisting it left then right around
My engagement finger, waiting there

Mary B. introduction

Mary B. is a high school student in Kabul. She hopes to study medicine and become a doctor.

Dark Wednesday for Afghan Media


The victims, whether they are ordinary people or a soldier or a police officer, will be buried with honor and respect and everyone will declare sympathy. What happens to the brutal, bestial, and barbaric Taliban bodies?

Wishes for a New Year


Some people think walking on water is a miracle, but from where I live, simply walking peacefully in the street is a miracle.