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Rumi, Hafiz, Naomi Shahab Nye, Hariharan and Jagjit Singh are known for their poetry written in the form of the ghazal. Listen and discover the rich history of one of the world's oldest forms of poetry and learn what is takes to write one yourself. Hosted by Cassandra Tribe.
Welcome to conversation and poetry with Scott Williams. A native of Baltimore, in 1971 he accepted a position at the State University of Buffalo as professor of mathematics. He has won awards for his scholarship in that field. Scott's most recent focus in poetry is in the writing of the anti-ghazal, and he has conducted writing worshops in this poetic form. His full bio can be found at: buffalopoets.blogspot.com
Scott Williams' book of poetry, A Tooting of Horns, became available at the Amazon Kindle store on December, 22, 2014.
Dr. Hülya N. Yilmaz, a Liberal Arts college professor, holds a Ph.D. from The University of Michigan and has a thirty-seven-year long teaching experience in the fields of German, Comparative Literature and Turkish studies – with prominent concentration on advanced-level composition writing within the perimeters of English and German. After her doctoral promotion, she authored Das Ghasel des islamischen Orients in der deutschen Dichtung (The Ghazal of the Islamic Orient in German literature), a research book in German by Peter Lang International Academic Publishers (link below). This scholarly work – on literary reflections of cross-cultural influences between the West and the Islamic East – constituted a groundbreaking study for the time. Her smaller research projects have appeared in various academic journals. Her invited book chapter with her analysis and critique of the political novel by the 2006 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature – the controversial Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk – was published by Palgrave Macmillan, one of the most prestigious publishers in the field, under the title, "The Imagined Exile: Orhan Pamuk in His Novel 'Snow'," in Global Perspectives on Orhan Pamuk. Existentialism and Politics.
A published writer with membership in the Academy of American Poets, Dr. Yilmaz authored Trance, a collection of poems in English, German and Turkish (inclusive of her English translations of the foreign language poetry) by Inner Child Press, Ltd. (December 12, 2013) – her debut book of non-scholarly content.
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Dr. Hülya N Yilmaz
Dr. hülya yilmaz is a college professor in Liberal Arts with an extensive teaching career. She authored a research book on the influence of ghazal poetry by Rumi and Hafiz on 19th and 20th century German literature. Another scholarly work contains her chapter on a controversial novel by Orhan Pamuk, the 2006 recipient of the Nobel Prize for Literature. From her profession, however, she cherishes most the conduct and words of appreciation from a respectable number of students. In her creative work, yilmaz prefers the genres of fictional autobiography, short story and poetry. Presently, she teaches full-time in her fields of specialty; does creative writing; is a self-appointed literary translator and a novice free-lance writer.
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AR Persian-American activist and vegan Ghazal of Broward, FL talks about animal rights in her community.
Tonight's guest is Connecticut, Massachusetts and the U.S. District Court Attorney Michelle S. Cruz.
Attorney Michelle Cruz has over two decades worth of experience working with crime victims in a myriad of diverse roles. In November of 2007, Governor M. Jodi Rell appointed her as Connecticut’s 2nd State Victim Advocate to head the Office of the Victim Advocate, an independent crime victims’ rights agency. Attorney Cruz diligently fought against the early release program in CT which led to the release of 7,589 violent offenders, including Frankie Resto who murderer Ibrahim Ghazal only few months after being released early.
She has argued numerous motions on behalf of CT crime victims, including a successful argument that allowed Dr. William Petit, the surviving family member of the Cheshire CT triple homicide, to attend the entire capital felony murder trial. She was also successful in advocating for the creation of a State Missing Persons Unit within the CT’s Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.
Attorney Cruz has published numerous articles and has made numerous appearances on both radio and television and a frequent columnist for the CT Law Tribune. Michelle is a Lecturer at Law at the University of Connecticut, School of Law, and serves as an Adjunct Instructor at Bay Path College and Capital Community College. Attorney Cruz has a private law practice in CT serving clients in MA and CT.
Michelle is a regular contributor to the Connecticut Law Tribune
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Born and raised in rural Massachusetts, James quit high school at 15 and began playing drums for internationally known cabaret singer Helen Schneider. He later moved to Boston where he began working with former Muddy Waters guitarist Luther "Georgia Boy" "Shaky Snake" Johnson. James soon found himself touring college campuses in "packaged" blues shows featuring such blues greats as Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Mose Allison, John Hammond, Jr., Robert "Jr." Lockwood and John Mayall. His affiliation with Johnson ultimately led to more work as a drummer with a variety of blues greats including John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Jr. Wells, Hubert Sumlin, Big Joe Turner, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, and others.James received his bachelor's in psychology from Tennessee State University in 1999, and his master's in pastoral counseling and theology at Vanderbilt University Divinity School in 2001. In 2007, he earned his Ph.D. in History and Critical Theories of Religion from Vanderbilt. His dissertation focused on music in Islam, with a special emphasis on the South Asian practice of Qawwali (Sufi devotional music). James also serves on the board of the Depth Psychology Alliance, a global community for discussing Jungian and depth psychology.James' most recent CD is "The Songs of Hafiz," breaking new artistic ground by setting to music the poetry of 14th century Persian Sufi poet Hafiz of Shiraz. He sets the classic images of Persian ghazal poetry to an eclectic blend of world, folk and blues melodies. His feel for American blues evokes the ambiance of the traditional Sufi tavern, with the traditional Persian themes of lover and beloved, the wine of Divine intoxication, and the torturous path of love.
Ghaza Omid was born in Iran, during the reign of the Shah, into the second of her father's two families, both of whom he abused, neglected, and deserted. As a child she witnessed death and destruction daily and faced near starvation while surviving the armed conflict to escape the danger of the Iranian revolution and Iran-Iraq war. She grew to adulthood under the dictatorial Islamic regime of Khomeini and his mullahs. In reprisal for daring to quietly defy false Islamic rules imposed by authorities and for demanding to be treated as an equal, she was abducted by Sepah Pasdaran, the Islamic Iran special police, a prelude to an orchestrated death sentence for alleged resistance to the regime. Escaping her abductors by jumping from a moving car, she made her way through France and Holland to Canada. Today she resides in Washington, D.C.
Have you ever anticipated a painful outcome? For those of you who did, wasn’t the waiting period more torturous than the actual result? Past experiences and understandings create expectations; while waiting for unpleasant memories to re-occur feels horrible. But, what makes you expect the worse results? Why would you get so worried that the logical processing of your thoughts might fail? How come you react so abruptly to any situation that feels out of control to you? Why the thought of losing something of value can be so devastating?
Life happens at every moment and you can be attacked by fear at every corner. As the thought of sheer helplessness and the sense of demise or annihilation take over every cell of your body, you will continue to struggle and protect your security. Join us and find out what choices can be made to pass beyond the fear factors.
About My Guest: Ghazal Mahdavi (CH, NLP) has helped hundred of clients to overcome their fears and phobias. She is accredited by the Accrediting Council of Continuing Education and Training (ACCET), endorsed by the American Hypnosis Association and accepted by the Hypnotherapist Union, AFL/CIO. She is also a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming specialist and certified handwriting analyst. Ghazal holds a Doctorate in Metaphysical counseling and been a practitioner of other holistic healing modalities during her successful career.
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