Committing Poetry in Times of War
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Committing Poetry in Times of War
MSU alumnus Eric Sorotkin produces this alternately inspirational and unnerving look at the injustice committed against an Albuquerque, New Mexico poetry teacher, and the artistic community that subsequently rose to his defense. March, 2003: Bombs were dropping in Iraq, and Rio Rancho poetry teacher Bill Nevins was encouraging his students to speak out. Almost immediately, Nevins was fired and the poetry team he created disbanded. Days later, peaceful protestors in the area are brutally assaulted by police while attempting to voice their opposition to the war. From the flames of this fire rose… More
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