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.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Avraham Burg on Israel, Jewish Identity, and the Conflict
Time published a recent interview with Avraham Burg, (author of the recent book, The Holocaust Is Over: We Must Rise from Its Ashes), that has a lot of parallels with novelist David Grossman's--that sense of the larger Jewish story (better, "stories") that get lost in the contemporary Is/Pal conflict.
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