Category Poetry

Chris Hedges | The Artist as Prophet

The artist makes the invisible visible. He or she shatters the clichés and narratives used to mask reality.

“I’m Human” by Malka Al-Haddad

I’m Human I’m from a country at war I am from a country that’s bleeding A country of anger And revolutions A country of martyrs, I’m from a country once called Mesopotamia I’m from the land of black gold I’m from the richest land on the earth I’m from the land of sunshine on a […]

The CIA’s 60-Year History of Fake News: How the Deep State Corrupted Many American Writers

…but the idea that they drank the Kool-Aid and thought they were saving freedom is the part that I still don’t get.

Bill Moyers | A Poignant Poem That Encapsulates 2016

Bill Moyers shares “Starting with Black,” which addresses the “urgent political and moral crisis” that we currently face. Bill Moyers. (photo: PBS) By Bill Moyers, Bill Moyers & Company  RSN  December 31, 2016 y friend Jim Haba, a fine poet in his own right, has done more than anyone I know to democratize the popularity […]

Some – a poem by Daniel Berrigan

“Why do you stand?” they were asked, and
“Why do you walk?”

“Because of the children,” they said, and
“Because of the heart, and
“Because of the bread”

Video | Chris Hedges on Why Daniel Berrigan’s Most Important Contribution Wasn’t Activism

[Hedges] argues that despite the Jesuit priest’s high-profile activism, “perhaps his most important contribution was as a writer.

I Am the Beggar of the World: Poems by Afghan Women

Hakimi: The title of the book, which was taken from this last landay, is an epigraph of the lives of women indentured from birth by a patriarchal culture. The perils they face in their homeland, however, are not only inflicted by the men in their society, but also, as many landays show, by foreign military forces.