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A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Patricia Spears Jones: an American haze

Trumpeter lilies argue the loudest scents — you could wrap
a fiesta with that smell

November 13, 2019 · Leave a comment

Naomi Oreskes: The Greatest Scam in History

Science failed to have the necessary impact in significant part because of disinformation promoted by the major fossil-fuel companies, which have succeeded in diverting attention from climate change and successfully blocking meaningful action.

November 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

Danny Sjursen: Watching My Students Turn Into Soldiers of Empire

A New Generation of West Pointers Joins America’s Hopeless Wars

November 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

Akashinga “The Brave Ones”: Nature Protected by Women

A growing body of evidence suggests that empowering women is the single biggest force for positive change in the world today.

November 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

Sylvia Taschka: Trump’s America shines bright for Europe’s radical New Right

Trump has helped make the New Right’s way of looking at things much more politically and socially acceptable – in a way none of its members had likely dared to dream before the election of November 2016.

November 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Philip Terman: Night of the Broken Glass| Image ID 0115766

A soul similar to glass, hard
And brittle, transparent or
Translucent, vulnerable,
Easily cracked…

November 8, 2019 · Leave a comment

Jennifer Stitt: For Rachel Carson, wonder was a radical state of mind

In the 1940s, Rachel Carson began developing an ethic of wonder that stood at the centre of her ecological philosophy.

November 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Kristofer Collins: A Poem for Michael Wurster

The only connection I felt to the mills
was to the children of a generation of flayed men
on unemployment, the storefronts boarded…

November 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

Nick Turse: Castle Black

The United States dominates the world through its military power. Due to government secrecy, our citizens are often ignorant of the fact that our garrisons encircle the planet.

November 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

LaDonna Brave Bull Allard: We Stand in Solidarity with Rojava, an Example to the World

Since 2012, around 5 million people – Kurds, Arabs, Assyrians, Turkmen, Yazidis and others – have built the autonomous region of Rojava, demonstrating how a multi-ethnic society can respectfully coexist beyond the constraints of nation state, patriarchy and capitalism.

November 5, 2019 · 2 Comments

Doug Anderson: Landays

Now I have given away all my rage.
Watch the young stride ahead of me into their own mistakes.

November 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

Video: Leonard Cohen — Happens to the Heart

“Happens To The Heart” is the first official single from the folk legend’s last original and unreleased album, Thanks For The Dance, which has been reimagined for film by award-winning director Daniel Askill.

November 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Eloise Stark: My Autism Journey

Autists are the ultimate square pegs, and the problem with pounding a square peg into a round hole is not that the hammering is hard work. It’s that you’re destroying the peg.

November 2, 2019 · 1 Comment

César Vallejo: Black Stone on a White Stone

I will die in Paris on a rainy day,
a day I can already remember.

November 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

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