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.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Treasonous Poems That Name the "Enemy" Dead
Check out this review by Maureen Doallas, of John Siddique's book of poems, Full Blood, in which exists one poem--which lists names of the "enemy dead" in Afghanistan--which would be treasonous to read aloud in the United Kingdom.
Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom)
Thank you for mentioning both the essay and John by name. His collection Full Blood is superb.
Post a Comment