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Category Archives: Poetry

Wendell Berry, Questionnaire

Wendell Berry‘s powerful short poem Questionnaire 1. How much poison are you willing to eat for the success of the free market and global trade? Please name your preferred poisons. … Continue reading

30 November, 2009 · Leave a comment

Suheir Hammad in Palestine: poetry

Palestinian-American artist Suheir Hammad, previously featured, is currently appearing at the second Palestine Festival of Literature, which as you may recall the zionist entity has tried to disrupt and shut … Continue reading

26 May, 2009 · 2 Comments


“In a riot, or a revolution/ It’s curious that cars ― Anyone’s cars ― / Are always the first to go” — a brilliant and perceptive poem by Heathcote Williams, … Continue reading

3 March, 2009 · 1 Comment

The Poetry Of Life: One Day Poem Pavilion

The One Day Poem Pavilion by Jiyeon Song is an enchanting idea that makes use of natural light and shadow to project different poetic verses depending upon the time of … Continue reading

2 May, 2008 · Leave a comment

Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"