Monthly Archives: April 2014

The long road to Hamilton from Kabul. A journalist’s story


By: Jim Poling , managing editor for the Hamilton Spectator  Mir Mahdavi has travelled journalism’s many long roads and along the way he got an education. He’s a brave man. A poet, journalist and, now, a scholar. This morning, at 10:27 a.m., Mir faced a beaming crowd of McMaster University Fall Convocation graduands at Hamilton Place, bowed his head slightly as ... Read More »

How does a friend view me


By: Jim Poling,  a Managing Editor at The Hamilton Spectator Note: I know Jim for almost eight years, he’s a great man with a worm heart beating for humanity in his chest. Here’s what he has written about me in his blog. In late 2001 when the Taliban lost power in Afghanistan he hoped for a brave new world of free speech ... Read More »

Returning Home


Poem by: Mohammad Kazem Kazemi Translated into English by: Mir Hussain Mahdavi   I will go in the warm breath of the road at dusk I had walked all the way here and will walk back   And it will wake me from the hell of my desolation The table has been empty, I will fold it away   Amid ... Read More »

Maternal One


Poem by: Abotalib Mozafari Translationed into Enlish by: Mir Hussain Mahdavi   Hello mother We all became disobedient We were lost in the starvation year of sentiments   Hello mother, your infant grew up But alas your cute kid turned to a wolf   Mother, we are all captivated by wizard’s horror The given evil eye made us all immoral ... Read More »