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Smaller than a Mouse

Smaller than a Mouse

Why does the media treat a dead mouse as more important than an anti-war protest?
About angels IX

About angels IX

It's man versus butterfly in this poem about the competing demands of nature and economy.
Interview with Homero Aridjis

Interview with Homero Aridjis

The Mexican poet speaks of his deep involvement in nature and literature.
To the Valley in the Morning with Blood and Guts and Fear

To the Valley in the Morning with Blood and Guts and Fear

When there's war all the time, there's no such thing as after the war anymore.
Where

Where

A poem about Gaza asks whether there is a poem in Gaza that hasn't been written?
Moe Ma Kha Plant

Moe Ma Kha Plant

The dissident, like the plant, does not kowtow to the sky.
In the Garden by the Lake

In the Garden by the Lake

A poem about Hillary Clinton's visit to see Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma.
A Hakka Man Farms Rare Earth in South China

A Hakka Man Farms Rare Earth in South China

What lies beneath the rare earth metals that the world so covets?
War on Roaches

War on Roaches

A poem about genocide read in front of the Burmese embassy on the Poetry Walk of Shame.
Vendetta, May 2006

Vendetta, May 2006

Politicians wage war, rages the poet, but they don't pay the price.
Lines on Global Warming

Lines on Global Warming

Global warming arrives on the wings of grasshoppers.
A Question of Friendship

A Question of Friendship

Will the Israel/Palestine issue come between friends?
Cluster

Cluster

"Strange fruit" of a different kind, but similarly chilling, hangs in Gaza

The Last Son of China

A poet reaches out to Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
Stone Hammered to Gravel

Stone Hammered to Gravel

A poetic tribute to South Africa poet and activist Dennis Brutus.
Two Poems

Two Poems

When Democracy arrives, you best click your heels.

Poem, 'When I was Torn by War'

The poet ponders the effects of war.

Poem, 'Dear Legislators'

Where to find the funds for health care reform? Sometimes the answer can be found in poetry.

Poems Against the Regime

Three Iranian-American poets write about protests, images, and a fallen demonstrator.
Poem: “The Center for the Intrepid”

Poem: "The Center for the Intrepid"

The war's casualties are measured in more than broken bodies.

In the News

Stimulus: One Percent for the Imagination

The Nation | February 2, 2009

Unleash the Arts: 1 percent of the Stimulus Package

The Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times | February 2, 2009

Unleash the Arts: 1 percent of the Stimulus Package

The Herald Press | January 25, 2009

Unleash the Arts: 1 percent of the Stimulus Package

The Mansfield News Journal | January 25, 2009

Unleash the Arts: 1 percent of the Stimulus Package

The Bemidji (MN) Pioneer | January 22, 2009