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Poetry Is in the Streets April 5, 2017: 1 Under signs of the ruthless gangsterism of American politics, we made it to 2017, the centennial of the Russian Revolution. 1917, a land of lost left-wing dinosaurs, is a world away. It, too, was a [...] by

Autumn Und Heil March 15, 2017: Nov 9 Work all the time—manic depression but learn to use yourself: when up, drive in—when down assume the clerk–there’s plenty of room for both. —William Carlos Williams In your [...] by

Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets (Part 1) August 25, 2015: “When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” —Audre Lorde While I am very much a fan of recovery [...] by

Celebrating Jayne Cortez and Amiri Baraka January 31, 2014: If you’re in New York on February 4th, this is an event NOT to be missed. New York University’s Institute of African American Affairs will be hosting an event honoring the lives of Jayne [...] by

Beautiful Sea of Waves December 30, 2013: It’s a Sunday three weeks ago.  My eyeglasses are two years old.  It’s a Tuesday two weeks ago.  My new prescription just arrived. On Saturday night two weeks ago, at the last minute, I hopped [...] by

Jayne Cortez Obituary at the New York Times January 7, 2013: A little over a week ago we heard the sad news that poet Jayne Cortez had died, and we promised more news as it arrived. The New York Times has posted this obituary, noting that Cortez’s poetry [...] by

RIP Jayne Cortez December 28, 2012: We’ve caught wind today of the very sad new of Jayne Cortez’s passing, via the Black Rock Coalition. From their Facebook feed: It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we announce [...] by