"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."
"I depend on you and you can depend on me. A brother is no bother. We all have the same Father."
Includes poetry by Walt Whitman and Judy Grahn.
Ho Chi Minh was also a writer and poet; here are four short poems.
For a tribute in verse to one of the 20th century's greatest painters, the late Jacob Lawrence, only the finest poets would do.
On this date in 1946, James Oppenheim's poem "Bread and Roses" was published in "Industrial Solidarity."
After he became president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela continued to read, to quote and to love William Shakespeare.
Tonight begins the Jewish festival of Passover, which celebrates the exodus of the Hebrew slaves from Egypt.