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Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd : The Hypermeter of collaboration December 9, 2013: [caption id="attachment_78191" align="alignright" width="500"] Holding It Down Ensemble, Harlem Stage, 2012. Photo credit: Vijay Iyer[/caption] It was shortly after the poet Sabah As-Sabah passed.  I did not know the man personally but for those who knew him and his work, his departure touched everyone.  He was a Black man. A Gay man.  He [...] by

Can “counterpoetry” win the war in Afghanistan? March 28, 2011: PBS NewsHour correspondent Jeffrey Brown talks to Thomas Johnson, director of the Program for Culture and Conflicts Studies at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, about the role of poetry in galvanizing support for the Taliban and what it should teach US forces. Johnson recently co-authored two studies in which he found that "'the Taliban blow us [...] by

Canadian poets bear witness to the war in Afghanistan June 29, 2010: Suzanne M. Steele, the first poet to be embedded with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan says: "There's people swinging swords all through poetry." She spoke recently with the Vancouver Sun. While not many poets get a long look inside the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, Steele has discovered there are already poets in the [...] by