Valentine’s Day Action With Poetry From Broken Hearts Open to Gaza

This first version is general/for anyone. If you live in Congressional District 1, scroll down to see a targeted message for Representative Richard Neal.  Call your representative (contact info here) around Valentine’s Day. (Skipping the Senate right now because they just voted on a bill.) This action will take only a few minutes. If you [...] Learn more →

Poet Solidarity – Respond by January 24th

#1: Are you a poet who lives in Massachusetts Congressional District 1 / is represented by Richard Neal? If yes, please keep reading. #2: Do you agree with what is in this letter?   Dear Representative Richard Neal, We abhor the loss of life from war, violence, poverty, and lack of access to food and water [...] Learn more →

Update: Poet/Cultural Worker Solidarity

I continue to call on my representative Richard Neal of MA Congressional District 1 to be on the side of life by calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, rejecting military aid to the right-wing dominated Israeli government, and working to have funds diverted for humanitarian aid abroad and critical services here in the US.  Because [...] Learn more →

Myths and Secret Stories: Indigenous Peoples Day Reflection

Reflections written in 2021 for the first Indigenous Peoples Day in Easthampton, MA where I live.  As a product of the Massachusetts public schools of the 1970s, I am shaped by the myths of the state’s history, perhaps most especially its founding. I learned about the Pilgrims escaping religious persecution arriving in Massachusetts and after [...] Learn more →

Myths and Secret Stories for Thanksgiving Reflection

[W]e the Wampanoags still walk the lands of Massachusetts. We may be fragmented, we may be confused. Many years have passed since we have been a people together. Our lands were invaded. We fought as hard to keep our land as you the whites did to take our land away from us. We were conquered, [...] Learn more →

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