July 1, 2013 Poetry
Seamus Murphy, Eliza Griswold
Watch "Snake," a documentary on landay–Afghan poems that belong to no one and to everyone.
June 20, 2013 PBS NewsHour
Eliza Griswold, Seamus Murphy
Journalist and poet Eliza Griswold and Seamus Murphy, a London-based photographer, set out to document Afghan life through the prism of oral folk poems shared among Pashtun women.
June 19, 2013 PBS NewsHour
Eliza Griswold, Seamus Murphy
For many Americans, Afghanistan is a country shrouded in mystery, particularly its women, literally shrouded under a burka, silent and seemingly impenetrable.
June 3, 2013 Untold Stories
Eliza Griswold, Seamus Murphy
A dedication to Asma, a young Afghan translator who worked last year with Eliza Griswold and Seamus Murphy in their project on Afghan women poets and then died of a heart ailment.
June 3, 2013 Untold Stories
Seamus Murphy, Eliza Griswold
Photographer Seamus Murphy and poet Eliza Griswold discovered a hidden world after encountering Afghan landays by Pashtun women.
June 3, 2013 Poetry
Eliza Griswold, Seamus Murphy
Poetry magazine editors Christian Wiman and Don Share discuss landay poems from Afghanistan with Eliza Griswold and Seamus Murphy.
June 3, 2013 Poetry
Eliza Griswold, Seamus Murphy
Entire June issue of Poetry is devoted to landays--two-line poems from Afghan Women--and the stories behind them. Journalist/poet Eliza Grizwold photographer Seamus Murphy report.
July 3, 2012 Untold Stories
Seamus Murphy, Eliza Griswold
Haunting portraits of the practitioners of Landai, two-line Pashtun poems that serve as a mode of public dissent for many Afghanistan women.
June 7, 2012 Untold Stories
Seamus Murphy, Eliza Griswold
In Afghanistan, poems called landai express love and grief in two lines. For many Afghan women, these poems are a powerful form of protest.
April 28, 2012 Untold Stories
Eliza Griswold, Seamus Murphy
Afghan entrepreneurs are taking advantage of new technology, including audio editions, to bring books to a market that faces the challenge of 28 percent illiteracy.
April 27, 2012 The New York Times
Eliza Griswold, Seamus Murphy
Afghan women are writing poetry of love, war, exile, grief and Afghan independence with ferocity. By writing it they are also risking their lives.
April 27, 2012 Untold Stories
Eliza Griswold, Seamus Murphy
Pulitzer Center grantees Eliza Griswold and Seamus Murphy visit a Sufi mosque and experience snow—and a traffic jam—in Kabul, Afghanistan.