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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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A Simple Path

Yesterday felt like a “natural high”–just a handful of peacemakers held  vigil together for the International Day of Peace, holding candles and banners, displaying hundreds of colorful Pinwheels for Peace made and decorated with wishes, prayers, and poems for peace … Continue reading

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Where Peace Begins

For all the turmoil across the map, in the media, and in our places of work, school, and worship, at last, like the sudden slip of dawn rising pink across our weary faces comes the time for Passover and the … 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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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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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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Why Peace?

Why Peace? This is the Powerpoint for a lecture I gave at SUNY Adirondack Community College in Queensbury, New York in March 2010. “GF” refers to Glens Falls, New York, the community where the college sits. “N.w.” refers to nuclear … Continue reading

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