Dedicated to Abolishing War, Establishing Justice, and Fighting Climate Disaster

Dedicated to Abolishing War, Establishing Justice, and Fighting Climate Disaster

Poetry
Cowboy Poetry

Cowboy Poetry

In D.C. to Recite Cowboy Poems for a Show Titled Poets, Politicians, & Other Storytellers, I Visit the Vietnam Veterans’...

Elementals

Elementals

The fire is coming on red horses with gold manes, you can hear them eating the plain. The swollen rivers tumble burning houses...

The War Works Hard

The War Works Hard

How magnificent the war is! How eager and efficient! Early in the morning it wakes up the sirens and dispatches ambulances to...

Korean Lullaby

Korean Lullaby

When at last the guns were silent, In the graves where children lay The crying passed away, And the dead had stopped their...

War Party

War Party

A woman’s going to send the drones So ready the covers of your Vogues The food bank lines are now miles long But a woman’s the...

Nature Bats Last

Nature Bats Last

“I’m two with nature”—Woody Allen We fled Woody and the cities in the tie-dyed seventies headed back to the land, man, and fed...

Diablo Canyon

Diablo Canyon

Native American poet John Trudell describes a 1981 protest against nuclear power plant construction in which 1,900 activists were arrested.

Eagle Poem

Eagle Poem

The eagle, rather than an imperious symbol of American exceptionalism, is actually a cleansing force that can lead us into peace and beauty.

The Colonel

The Colonel

Poet Carolyn Forche provides a scintillating portrait of one of the many tin-hat despots, products of U.S. militarism and weapons exports.