Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Arab World and Poetry

In the past couple of weeks the Arab world has rocked with contraries–tumult and calm, insurrection and passivity, violence and nonviolent resistance. Tunis, Cairo, Tehran, and soon possibly Harare and Sana’a–cities not normally on the radar of Americans–are facing precipitous … Continue reading

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Activist Poetry

Things have changed considerably since I was a graduate student in creative writing at a big state university. I was advised to write poetry for its own sake, and quickly concluded that that was the best course of action. Collect … Continue reading

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