Here are two important links that i’d love to see at Dispatches – one about the Palestinian poet Ashraf Fayadh, sentenced to 8 years & 800 lashes by the Saudis (better than the original beheading by sword or life sentence) & the other about the great Iraqi poet Sargon Boulos (who translated Howl, by the way)…
this came via Beau Beausoleil of the fantastic al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here project:

Two important posts by M. Lynx Qualey, Editor of Arabic Literature in English). The first honors World Refugee Week with some excellent poems that speak to the heart of the matter.  
https://yrakha.com/2013/05/19/all-those-theres-sargon-bouluss-iraq/