Is poetry inevitably political? Can language provoke peace? Spearheaded by Anne Waldman, a founder and current Director of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute, and hosted by Bob Holman, Club founder and proprietor, the Bowery Poetry Club presents an exploration of poetry as satyagraha or “truth force,” punctuated by poems from each participant. Other poets include Kristin Prevallet, editor of A Helen Adam Reader, and Meena Alexander, author of Quickly Changing River. This event was held at the Bowery Poetry Club.
Posted: May 2nd, 2008
Satyagraha Forum: The Poetry of Peace and Politics