Monthly Archives: January 2011

I Believe (Redux)

All writers believe in revising, and all the new bloggers I’ve encountered worry about putting themselves “out there,” so I’m supporting my fellow newbies with a first revision of my post from two days ago–strikeouts and all. I am taking … Continue reading

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I’m Taking the Challenge

On Martin Luther King Day, when I’m only a week from starting another semester of teaching and time is short, I’ve decided to follow Martin Luther King‘s advice not to take a poll to determine what’s right (I’m paraphrasing from … Continue reading

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Post-racial Literature: How Close Are We?

This Martin Luther King Day it seems appropriate to ask how close we are to a truly post-racial literature in America. My students seem to think we live in a post-racial society, but I see it very differently. The more … Continue reading

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Can Poetry Console Us?

In the wake of the tragedy in Tucson, I am left, yet again, pondering the question of if and how poetry can console us in the aftermath of publicly felt violence. I find myself looking for a virtual microphone to … Continue reading

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Women Against Hunger

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Will

Sometimes a group has to decide which direction to take, how to keep the peace and still thrive. The following new poem calls on this type of experience, set in a psychological landscape. Between the ribs a forest dwells not … Continue reading

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Three Thousand Times

The following poem was published in Night-Blooming Cereus and other poems and The Glens Falls Post-Star Three Thousand Times As morning unfurled in noxious plumes, acrid wings enshrouding the throbbing city, we could have sworn a single heart stopped beating. … Continue reading

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August 6

August 6 – poem published in Night-Blooming Cereus and other poems and Columbia Daily Tribune August 6 I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds. —J. Robert Oppenheimer, quoting the Bhagavad Gita The anniversary of the morning America bombed Hiroshima—no … Continue reading

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Why?

Why do we bother, when time is so short and the diurnal demands drain us and we hurt? Why should we continue to beat the drums for peace in our homes and in the streets? This is not a poem, … Continue reading

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The Time Is Now | Poets & Writers

Creative Writing Prompts –  The Time Is Now | Poets & Writers.

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Peace Action.Org

Peace Action.

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Nancy White's Poetry Blog

Nancy White’s Poetry Blog.

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