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This week in history: “Towards the future” honors Bastille Day

July 14th is Bastille Day, the holiday commemorating the fall of the Bastille prison at the beginning of the French Revolution in 1789.


American Grace

This poem/prayer was originally published in People's Weekly World in March 2006.


the bus to blunderville

"bought the ticket  in my hometown, all aboard for the shootin' place, won't see his hands up high, death in his eyes, tears runnin' down his mama's face..."


American Grace

"Remember those who grew this food, who picked and packed, who shipped and sold..."


Poem: “More Than a Black Cat Bone”

"Takes a whole lot more than a black cat bone or a buncha noisy kids or a blogger all alone. Takes strong-headed people all together like stone."


Poem: “The Detroit Water Crisis”

"Who would be considered the nicest, after shutting off people's water, causing a crisis?"


Hymn to the Community Garden

This poem is a collaboration and was recited in Providence, Rhode Island at a workshop entitled "This Is What Love Looks Like."


"How Can We Make Peace Sexy?"

Inspired by Hollywood movies that glorify violence,  a poet asks, "How do we make peace sexy?"