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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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