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Skin Hymn

Tanuja Wakefield Undersong
Tanuja Wakefield, daughter of Indian immigrants, depicts the anguish and anger of being taunted for the color of her skin.

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Sanctuary

Peter Neil Carroll North American Review
Peter Neil Carroll’s “Sanctuary” honors the work of Proactiva Open Arms, a non-governmental volunteer group of lifeguards who rescue refugees at sea.

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Abe & Jack, Milt, Moe, Dave…

Peter Neil Carroll Chiron Review
Peter Neil Carroll's poetry pays homage to the veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade who left a legacy of fighting fascism.

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Brecht’s Poetry: Angry or Evil?

Michael Wood The London Review of Books
An extended ode to the revolutionary German playwright-genius Bertolt Brecht, whose exhaustive new collected poems exalt combating injustice while keeping faith in his fidelity to dissent.

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School photo: The Jewish school, Warsaw 1929

Jane Spiro Intimate Riches in a Little Room
For the London-born poet Jane Spiro, her father’s school photo taken in 1929 represents the “before” but cannot foresee the changes that await a Polish-born Jewish boy.

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The Business of Guns

Anne Champion Chiron Review
Massachusetts poet Anne Champion raises a protest against the sale of guns and weapons of mass destruction.

Tidbits - Jan. 31, 2019 - Reader Comments: Trump Shutdown; What LA Teachers Won; Impeach Trump; Roger Stone; Venezuela - Opposition to Coup, Resources to fight; Elizabeth Warren; Angela Davis Re-Awarded; Black History Month Events;

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Reader Comments: Trump Shutdown; What LA Teachers Won; Impeach Trump; Roger Stone; Venezuela - Opposition to Coup Attempt; Resources to fight; Elizabeth Warren; Angela Davis Re-Awarded; Resources; Announcements - Black history and today; and more....

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Invasive Species

Amit Majmudar Massachusetts Review
Taking a global perspective, Ohio poet Amit Majmudar masterfully links issues of ecology and refugees.

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Kathy Engel Youtube
New York poet Kathy Engel responds to the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s rescinding an award to Angela Davis.
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