Internationally acclaimed poet Richard Tillinghast explores the web of rationalizations that underpin the casual, bureaucratized cruelty that imprisons millions of innocents in Palestine, now known most commonly as "The Gaza Strip", a convenient fiction that denationalizes Gaza citizens and strips them of their legitimate history.
The poet sees a mirror of the immortal Divine Juliet in the dying light of late August flowers, the promise of the eternal recurrence of new life arising from the ashes of our manifest density, a promise of rescue in some future configuration of life force energy, from our obtuse allegiance to destruction.
Poet Jed Myers shares a heartbreaking new poem that surfaces the pain of righteous rhetoric transformed into bullets, bombs and polarization in the Middle East.
Jed Myer's powerful new poem is a true comment about how the dead from war are all our own children, our own families.
Jed Myers' new Yom Kippur poem explores the wonder, guilt, and pity of the human condition in the 21st century, as the temperature rises, and nations fight war after war -- over oil, water, religion, economic philosophies, race, and always, money.