'Love and desire': how erotic poetry is helping Afghans through lockdown | Curio

'Love and desire': how erotic poetry is helping Afghans through lockdown

7 mins | May 14, 2020

A new generation of poets are exploring the physical side of love — and isolation is their inspiration. "Considered a conservative country, a liberal underground culture has existed for a long time, one that has boosted its literary tradition even through the challenges of the Taliban era and the US invasion at the beginning fo the century." Facing a new challenge in the COVID-19 pandemic, Stefanie Glinski reports for the Guardian on how many of its citizens have found comfort in the sweetness, sensuality and nurture of erotic poetry.

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