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The Risks of Poetry

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The link below is to a piece in this Sunday's NYT about a group of women who undertake risks that most don't have to undertake to write poetry, in this case traditional Afghan poetry. I suppose, like all people, they express themselves, sometimes at great risk, because something in them insists on expression.


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"...but more marvellous than anything is the suffering of men and of women. There is no Mystery so great as Misery." - Oscar Wilde, The Happy Prince.

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