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Tag Archive for ‘Mary Blay-Brody’

Poets’ Dinner in Iowa City: Auntie Mary is cooking!

One of the better side benefits from dedicated blogging is that you make friends. Sometimes, very good friends. If you aren’t a pro-blogger, you meet others similarly involved in this labor of love. I’ve been lucky in the friends Riehlife has attracted to our village. Two such friends, as yet unseen, are poet Stephen Kuusisto […]

Virginia Quarterly Review online publishes Alan Brody’s story and commentary “Revisiting Afghanistan: A Conversation with Najibullah”

Alan Brody worked for twenty-two years with the UN Children’s Fund, most recently as UNICEF Representative in Swaziland (1999–2006), and before that with assignments in China, Afghanistan, Turkey, and Nigeria. He is a graduate of Yale University and the University of Iowa, and served for over seven years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana […]