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Poets Against the War
February 5, 2003. 4 A week ago Sam Hamill sent an open letter -- printed below -- to a few friends. Word has spread like wildfire from mailbox to mailbox, and to date thousands of poets have submitted poems or personal statements to register their opposition to the Bush administration's headlong plunge toward war in Iraq. In doing so, they have honored a long and rich tradition of thoughtful and moral opposition by poets and other artists to senseless and murderous policies, including those of our own government..... (more)
Rebecca Seiferle, "Not A War Song,"
read by Sam Hamill
Thanks to On Point Radio (NPR) Feb. 5, 2003
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