Tag Archives: Poetry

Art at the Sunnyvale Art Gallery

One of the great joys in my life is in sharing my art work with people. In the late 2000s, my work was shown at Gallery Saratoga, a wonderful co-op gallery that unfortunately closed its doors last year. In Sunnyvale, … Continue reading

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Muriel Rukeyser and the Freedom To Speak Your Mind

One of my heroes is Muriel Rukeyser. Muriel Rukeyser was a poet who was involved in many left wing causes from the 1930s to the 1970s. In spite of her championing of many left wing causes, Muriel was often criticized … Continue reading

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The Social Protest Poetry of Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was one of the greatest poets to come out of early twentieth century. Hughes was one of the central figures of the Harlem Renaissance, a rich time in the New York borough of Harlem where African American writers, … Continue reading

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Carlos Bulosan- Poet of the Filipino American Experience

When I was young, I knew relatively little about my Filipino heritage. I was born and raised in military bases most of my life, so I knew mostly Americans of diverse ethnic and religious backgrounds. I am grateful for the … Continue reading

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Carl Sandburg- American Poet

Last week I watched a PBS documentary called The Day Carl Sandburg Died and I learned a lot about the life of poet and biographer Carl Sandburg. Previously I knew that Sandburg had written some acclaimed biographies of Abraham Lincoln, … Continue reading

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Jasper Meets A Poet

Originally published as an October 24, 2009 webcomic for Everyday Citizen The above cartoon was influenced by two things. The first was the movie The Visitor, starring Richard Jenkins and one of my favorite movies of last year. The second … Continue reading

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Poets At the Occupy Wall Street Movement

Poets have always had a strong presence in social justice causes. In the 1800s, Lord Byron supported the Luddites and Greek independence from the Ottoman Empire and Percy Shelley was an advocate for nonviolence and social justice for the lower … Continue reading

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