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.
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Elif Shafak's "The Politics of Fiction": In our walled lives, fiction is a flowing water
Elif Shafak explores the healing magic of her grandmother, the dangers of walls, identity politics on fiction in the U.S....