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100 Thousand Poets for Change at SUNY Adirondack

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Nat Geo and Processes of Poetry, of Peace

I’m linking here to my new blog article on my other site, “The Real McCoy: A Take on Poetry” at https://kathleenmccoy.wordpress.com/2017/08/19/nat-geo-and-processes-of-poetry-of-peace/

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Sacred Sister: The Poetry and Vision of Joy Harjo

To read Joy Harjo’s poetry, particularly Conflict Resolution, is to feel like we’re in the presence of a vatic voice . . . . Continue reading

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100 Thousand Poets for Change

It’s happening in Africa. It’s happening in England. It’s happening right here. Around the globe, over 500 live and/or streaming events will happen on Saturday, September 28 in support of peace and sustainability. Tens of thousands of poets, artists, musicians, … Continue reading

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Flurries

It’s not the falling flakes that halt mebut the quick gust that kicks them,not tenacity of brown leaves clinging to the branchbut how the white shawl settles there, not blackness bleeding on the porous page of the worldbut the sponge … Continue reading

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International Day of Peace and Poetry

Did you read or write a poem to share on September 21st, the International Day of Peace? Share it here if you have permission, or give us the author, title, and book where we can find it. Related articles International … Continue reading

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New Sites

Formerly Poetry for Peace, this site is now dubbed Poetry for Peace and Justice. You might also be interested in the administrator’s poetry blog. Click here for The Real McCoy.  

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The Slim Blade

I’ve been writing meditative poetry for years. In these poems I try to convey a sense of spiritual struggle all seekers share. Here’s the most recent product of this quest: Along the slim blade that divides time from timelessness, a … Continue reading

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Poets for Justice

Poetry–like music, like theater, like many arts and community activities–brings people together. And when people get together, as the world screen has displayed prominently in the past year, stuff happens–good stuff. Empowerment. Liberation. Education. Social justice. Political rallying is not … Continue reading

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Top Ten New Year’s Tips for Poets

(also known as Tune Up Your Engine and Buckle Your Belt: What Your Auto Mechanic-Turned-Horse Trainer Will Never Tell You) 10.  Maintaining your engine requires no wrench, no grease, no change of oil, no gasket, no brake. Even the muscular … Continue reading

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Poets for Peace

In honor of the International Day of Peace, several published poets will read famous and original poetry in Glens Falls, New York tonight. If you have Word, click on the link that follows. If you don’t, then know that some … Continue reading

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prayer in dark September

for the little ones with furrowed brows for those slowed by stiffness and disbelief for those who ran out of time or just in time for those ground down to powder for those whose feet have gone groundless for those … Continue reading

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