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Unauthorized

"There will be no revolutionary time-outs 'til we've finally won, 'cause the revolution will be unauthorized."

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For Valentine’s Day, a love poem

I wrote this poem while sitting at a bookstore in Rockford, IL. In a creative mood, I heard a woman's voice - the rest is history.

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Poem: “Pete Seeger and Arlo Guthrie at Riverfest, St. Paul, Minnesota"

From "The Death of Communism" (Partisan Press) and reprinted with permission.

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“Preoccupied”: A poem

"That's why we been preoccupied. Democracy filleted is democracy denied."

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“Poetry that Gives Birth to Revolution”

"We need powerful empowering poetry..."

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A poem for Detroit

I'm going to tell to you a story; the details are a little gory. Detroiters are under attack; they're trying to stab us in the back.

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"How Can We Make Peace Sexy?"

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

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"Multicultural Soup"

A poem from a recent People's World party, potluck and fundraiser celebrating international labor solidarity and the fight for immigrant rights.

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Of fire and ghazals, Agha Shahid Ali, poet of the week

The life of exile has few pluses. But one is that it opens the door to a truly internationalist consciousness, and culture.

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Richard Blanco, inaugural poet, speaks to America

President Obama chose the first Cuban American and the first gay man to be the inaugural poet at his second inauguration this past Monday.