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

This broadcast, featuring Pulitzer Center grantee Eliza Griswold, aired June 18, 2013, on PBS NewsHour.

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.