Monday, October 18, 2010

Poetry is a Network

"The poem is meant to be a network rather than a single rope of thought," says Syrian poet Adonis. Read more about his poetics

Sunday, October 17, 2010

October 28 Reading

I will be reading October 28 at the Berkeley Unitarian Universalist Church in a series coordinated by my colleague Mickey Huff. It starts at 7:00, 1928 Cedar St., Berkeley. Donation asked, $5-$10, no one turned away for lack of funds. I will be reading before Nina Barrows-Friedman, journalist and senior producer of Flashpoints investigative radio program.

16 : 1

The fish you see are being tossed out of the fishing boat above. All the fish are dead. In 2008, for every 1 lb. of seafood caught, 16 lbs. of such varied species were killed and tossed back into the ocean.

I read this morning and I felt nauseated. These worthless killings of beautiful species are the cost for me to eat fish?

Read more in National Geographic

Against Multiculturalism?

German's Chancellor, Angela Merkel, this weekend in Berlin declared of a multicultural approach regarding Muslim immigrants: "This approach has failed, totally," she said, adding that immigrants should integrate and adopt Germany's culture and values.
She declared: "We feel tied to Christian values. Those who don't accept them don't have a place here," said the chancellor.

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