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.
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Remi Kanazi's "Normalize This"
Peace is the dream. Yet, as Remi Kenazi forcefully argues in his recent poem, peace does not exist without justice, and trying to normalize relations with the "other side," accepting a context of ongoing oppression, would lead only to a false peace, peace without justice.
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