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“abu ghraib arias” by Philip Metres

abu ahraib arias by Philip Metres is as disconcerting as it is beautiful. Metres writes in the book’s Afterword that the poem “began out of the vertiginous sense of being named but silenced as an Arab American.” In this small book of 22 pages, Metres captures both the horror of torture and its accompanying silence. […]

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Creative Quiet at Work

These days just after Christmas, the Winter Solstice, and the New Year, offer many of us some time to rest and gather before going back to our various works. Living so much of my life on the academic calendar, I’ve come to savor and appreciate these breaks in the routine of school. I’ve just had […]

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Welcome

Hi Friends & Readers: As you can see, JosephRoss.net has received (and is  still receiving) a bit of a new look. As we begin 2012, I wanted the site to get a fresh face, including the capacity for reader comments and connections to other social media. The blog section of the site will still be […]

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