What are poems for?

                                       A serious man soft-spoken red bandana lost along a roadway raised away from parents exile lost yourself in demonstrations far from home walked over the mountains exile 5 days into China tortured and beaten three months …

Poem: money

                                December 3, 2015 The cops come in the night bright lights Move your stuff cameras block off the street why don’t you come in the day? says Ray sandy hair say,     10 AM? I am   the law the …

Climate Change, the new era and what isn’t being done

     The climate change agreement is heartening in exactly the sense that President Obama said.  It is a serious step, motivated by  protest from below – the demonstrators, despite Hollande’s house detention of 42 climate activists,  and then the 20,000 pairs of shoes in Paris, including  the pope’s – to drive leaders toward trying, literally, …

Climate conference

   1. Dharamsala King Rama Rama Rama RamaRama Confect ion ary Domino’s  RamaConfect Easy RamaRama eagles circle Easy Store Voda 5 monkeys Rama Rama one baby go for the candy 2.  Red Sign: diptych Che Chai HHDL Che Chai Medicine Dialectic’s Che Nunnery Chai Om red red this way beardedChe Che chai jaunty hat travels …

Poem: mother

                                         If you feel the hatred of the 300 who died beside you thinned breasts dry bones blackening waxpaper  skin if you feel rage toward China eating beaten  leather again and again in each telling rip you 30 years in jail off beaten shoes your …

Bill Tremblay: A Letter to Miguel Hernandez

    Bill Tremblay unearths the viciousness of our moment, the shrinking space between a Spanish Republican prisoner of Franco thinking of his wife and child, and today’s search for extinction of Republican candidates/the corporate media, which is, sadly, our extinction, too. *** A LETTER TO MIGUEL HERNANDEZ When my rage at the stupidity of …