Love, Justice, and Turtle Soup
Native American man with long hair
People trap each other like that and call it love.
on the other hand, don't forget.
People avenge each other like that and call it justice.
The Sky is Brown
hair is white
water kept in tanks
time it rained
is so bad here
is not the same.
came here to interpret for the U.S. Army.
What Stands Between Us
children, they are happy to say they are
hit, share!” parents teach their kids,
Weam Namou, born in Baghdad as a minority Christian, came to America at ten. The author of three novels and the co-founder and president of IAA (Iraqi Artists Association), Namou received her BA in Speech Communication from Wayne State University, and later studied poetry in Prague and screenwriting at MPI (Motion Picture Institute of Michigan). She reports for several local newspapers and is working on a feature film, “Green Card Wedding.” Namou has been interviewed by more than 90 radio stations and has given several poetry readings. Her articles, essays and poetry have appeared in such publications such as World Literature Today, Mizna, Acumen Literary Journal, PoetsAgainstWar.com, Verbage.com, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Language and Culture, Danse Macabre, Gargoyle, Gloom Cupboard and Lettre Sauvage, Mascara Literary Review, River Poets Journal, and Silenced Press.