Category Archives: Women

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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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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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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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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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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