Poet and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama reflects on the use of the word 'trouble' in Irish language, and its relationship to grief and mourning.
Kazim Ali – Ramadan
Kazim Ali's 'Ramadan' touches on the mysterious dimension of spiritual practice and reflects on what is known and what can never be known.
Rooja Mohassessy – Intoxicated by Verses
Iranian-born poet Rooja Mohassessy presents readers a work of luscious language, devotion, wonder, faith, and also disillusionment.
Nicholas Trandahl – Francis and Sistani
Inspired by Pope Francis' trip to Iraq earlier this year, Nicholas Trandahl's poem upholds two leaders' efforts towards peace and reconciliation.
Agha Shahid Ali – Prayer Rug
Themes of cultural and religious identity loomed large in Agha Shahid Ali's work, as written in his poem Prayer Rug.
Eighteen Thousand Universes Through Eighteen Thousand Eyes
Ibn Arabi was a 13th century mystic, poet and philosopher in the Islamic tradition. He lived between Spain and North Africa and produced a prodigious and varied output during his lifetime.