Poets Against the War: The Movement, The Anthology
Led by poet Sam Hamill, February 12, 2003 became a day of Poetry Against the War conducted as a reading at the White House gates in addition to over 160 public readings in many different countries and almost all of the 50 states. Since then, over 9,000 poets have joined this grassroots peace movement by submitting poems and statements to http://www.poetsagainstthewar.org, registering their opposition to the Bush administration’s headlong plunge toward war in Iraq. Poets Against the War features a selection of the best poems that were submitted to the website. Contributors include: Adrienne Rich, W.S. Merwin, Galway Kinnell, Robert Bly, Marilyn Hacker, Grace Schulman, Shirley Kaufman, Wanda Coleman, Yusef Komunyakaa, Hayden Carruth, Jane Hirshfield, Tess Gallagher, Sandra Cisneros, former Poet Laureate Rita Dove, and many others.
More Online About Poets Against the War
In These Times: http://inthesetimes.com/article/49/poets_against_the_war
Voices in Education: http://voiceseducation.org/content/poets-against-war
Voices in Wartime Documentary (12 Minute Preview; Full documentary available): http://voiceseducation.org/voices-wartime-12-minute-preview
Wonderful Reading by Sam Hamill
Write on, y’all!