Tag Archives: Poetry

East and West, and Peace

This week The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis featured a piece by writer and artist Wendy Brown-Báez on their blog which discusses the power of poetry as a means for peace. The author’s opening includes a mention of a shocking absurdity involving William Butler Yeats’ “The … Continue reading

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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem # 4

NORMAL  for Shara McCallum   walk long enough with a pebble in your shoe and walking with a pebble becomes normal   you no longer notice the discomfort             the limp is just another thing to live with pain just another fact … Continue reading

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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem # 3

For the Fifty (Who Formed PEACE With Their Bodies) In the green beginning, in the morning mist, they emerge from their chrysalis of clothes: peel off purses & cells, slacks & Gap sweats, turtle- necks & tanks, Tommy’s & Salvation … Continue reading

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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem #2

The Day Obama Decided The day Obama decided enough was enough and turned off his TV and slept well for the first time since 2007, and Nancy Pelosi decided enough was enough on a weekend in Vermont, when she threw … Continue reading

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Meditations on war, peace, women, and power: Suheir Hammad

Suheir Hammad,  poet, author and political activist, performs two spoken word pieces: “What I Will” and “break (clustered)”. TEDwomen, December 2010.

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Poetry of Provocation and Witness from Split This Rock: Poem #1

10 Years + Counting is proud to be collaborating with Split This Rock  to present a series of featured contemporary poems that speak to the culture, crisis, and conscience of war. Split This Rock, based in Washington D.C., is a national network … Continue reading

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