Further thoughts on the cultural labor of poetry and art. Not merely "is it good?," but "what has it accomplished?"...reviews of recent poetry collections; selected poems and art dealing with war/peace/social change; reviews of poetry readings; links to political commentary (particularly on conflicts in the Middle East); youtubed performances of music, demos, and other audio-video nuggets dealing with peaceful change, dissent and resistance.
Friday, July 18, 2008
Guided by Voices' "Back to the Lake"
We're taking apart / twenty years of summers / a house on a lake / no one can care for / a loon pokes up for a look / a last call for sunset swims / politics & poetics will have to wait