Poetry by Yazan al-Shakohi, Part II
Introduction by Emily Osborne:The Euphrates Chapter Leader at UC Berkeley, Josie Ygnatowiz, connected with Yazan through Jusoor's mentorship program. He is currently living in Latakia and hopes to pursue his education abroad so that he can return to Syria and better serve its people. Through our conversations over several months I have come to know him as a strong and selfless individual, in spite of the oppressive conditions in which he lives. Yazan often speaks of existing in survival mode, and yet he continues to dream big and do what he can to help others. His writing is both beautiful and haunting, giving us a powerful lens into life on the ground in Syria. You can read more of Yazan's poetry in a previous blog.