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The main talked-about and winning publication of modern years is released the following for the 1st time in paperback. "100 Poets opposed to The War," a trilogy of downloadable digital chapbooks was once first released on-line on January 27, 2003 and has in view that made world-wide information from the "LA occasions" to the Moscow dailies. This e-book holds the checklist for the quickest poetry anthology ever assembled and disseminated; first deliberate on January 20, 2003 and released during this shape on March three, 2003. The grass-roots charm of peace poetry has noticeable this ebook shared via tens of hundreds of thousands, and skim at peace demonstrations from Seattle to the center East. It has spawned French, German and Brazilian types, and keeps to motivate those that oppose a unilateral, US-led strike opposed to the folk of Iraq. It marks a second within the historical past of resistance to conflict.

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If it had not been for the fighting in Dagestan the two of us might never have met: the tinned meat of the Semikarakorsk processing plant and my digestive system. 41 42 100 poets against the war 100 poets against the war Rhetoric for Peace Streetcars and crosswalks Susan Hankla Anita Santarossa Let us examine the loneliness of war, how when something is ripped it can never be restored. In the battlefield of crosswalks I join the dancing band, circling the courtyard Tapping my finger on the edge of the trigger I wait.

There are too many ghosts, he said. Terrorist warnings, countries and people stretch rubber band taut, nuclear edge. And the President promotes pre-emptive strikes. Full force. Dogs of war, wave after wave. My salt-matted dog spins, red gums flashing, suspended tongue quivering. Ignoring my calls, she flies to the gray waves, an angry wraith. I touch my sea-cool face and wonder why wildness takes us. 55 54 100 poets against the war 100 poets against the war Life after wartime Yellow jackets Tom Phillips John Rybicki Some things never change.

How deserts choose their endless sands. The dead, their eyes. Indeed self righteousness grows toes and fingers hourly, what monster child is this we call our safety for - & begin to question their government. Your friend’s father was a hawk. When his son received a draft notice he became a dove. Instead of swooping down on anyone opposed to the war he started to do lots of cooing. He’s easier to listen to now, because he isn’t always ruffling someone’s feathers. It’s a shame that he needed the possibility of his son’s death to improve his personality.

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