Sunday, September 11, 2022

A Poem on Healing

 A short version of my poem: “Little Joan of Arc with Red Lipstick, Pink Nail Polish and Orange Dress” is published on 10th Ward Lit, Healing issue.

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

A Trip to Italy

 A Trip to Italy is a new film video by Kian A. Adel, a 17 year old talented filmmaker. He gives a different perspective to a traveling experience. 

Tuesday, July 19, 2022


Kian A. Adel, a 17 year old filmmaker, made this film based on one of my poems "Today". He also acted in it.
Camera: Amelia Winter

Kian Adel is a great talent!

Sunday, July 17, 2022

When the Written Word Works - Bob Jenkins

 When the Written Word Works - 

By: Bob Jenkins 

"Speech is the tug of war that pulls us together. Against all odds, the often-ill-defined thoughts of one person are refined and understood by another. Those talking are together sharing context. Perhaps sharing family and home. Gestures and looks confirm understanding and misunderstanding. Questions, requests for clarification, and repeating what was heard perfect the communication. It mostly works whenever the speakers are face to face, in synchrony, committed to the goal of communicating. By contrast letters, memos, emails, texts are far less likely to succeed. Not surprising as they are asynchronous."

Read more....  


Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Mr. Thank You

 Mr. Thank You, a short story by Yasunari Kawabata

A film version is made by  Hiroshi Shimizu

A bus driver, nicknamed Mr. Thank You due to his expressions of gratitude to other road users who give way on the narrow mountain roads, drives from rural Izu to faraway Tokyo. The film portrays the passengers and their diverse reasons for travel, like a mother and her daughter who is destined to be sold in Tokyo, and the people they meet on the way, including a Korean working woman who makes funeral arrangements for her deceased father. In the end, Mr. Thank You marries the daughter to save her from her fate.  

Here is a film review.

And.... a 3 minute of the film....

"The Pomegranate," by Kawabata Yasunari

Kawabata Yasunari (1889-1972) was the first Japanese writer to win the Nobel Prize in literature. It was awarded in 1968, and coincided with the centennial celebration of the Meiji Restoration.

Japanese authors of the modern period have been well aware of both their own long, rich literary tradition and new ideas about content, form, and style available from the West. Kawabata was no exception; his work has been influenced by both traditions, and is widely read in the West as well as in Japan.

Kawabata is best known in the United States for novels such as Snow Country, A Thousand Cranes, and The Sound of the Mountain, but he also wrote many very short stories — a form he called tanagokoro no shôsetsu ( "palm-of-the-hand stories"). These short narratives are less concerned with plot, or story line, than with depicting momentary experiences and feelings that have wider meanings.

Read the short short story:

"The Pomegranate"  

 Yasunari Kawabata – Biographical -

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

مستند کوهدشت جامال کاری از بهمن ابراهیمی


این مستند در سی و هفت دقیقه پیرامون جاذبه های طبیعی و تاریخی کوهدشت لرستان توسط بهمن ابراهیمی تهیه شده است.