Ancient Afghan Poetry Form Adapts to Tell Story of Modern Life and Conflict

BY Tom LeGro  June 18, 2013 at 8:11 PM EST

For centuries, Pashtun women have traded stories, feelings and life wisdom in the form of two-line oral poems called landays. Eliza Griswold, a journalist and poet herself, traveled to Afghanistan to learn more about daily life there through the modern exchange of poetry. Jeffrey Brown takes a closer look at Griswold’s project.

Read the full transcript here.