Piercy has written 17 novels, including bestsellers, and 19 volumes of poetry.
This poem/prayer was originally published in People's Weekly World in March 2006.
Although of mixed heritage, he identified as African American, and his poems impacted the Black Power movement as a cultural inspiration.
Neruda won the Nobel Prize for Literature "for a poetry that with the action of an elemental force brings alive a continent's destiny and dreams."
Carlos Sampayan Bulosan (1913-1956) was a class-conscious English-language Filipino novelist and poet.
Since the 1970s Sanchez has published a steady stream of poetry books and plays.
This poem is a response to the refugee/migrant crisis now engulfing Europe.
"If iron stands in our way, we ask for a sheet of Cuban tears to cover our guerrillas bones on the journey to American history . . . "
This poem is a villanelle, a form of poetry that traces its humble roots to the Italian countryside and peasants singing rounds during the harvest.
"I'm here for everyone and from everyone; my voice is made by everyone's voices."