where the writers are

activist | activist

arlene-goldbard's picture
Jun.04.2013
It’s interesting to have opportunities to give advice to young artists. Each time, I learn something about myself, something about the way I may appear in others’ eyes—and something about the gap between them too. I suppose the easiest way to explain that gap is that to those several decades...
keiko-amano's picture
Jan.13.2012
  Friday afternoon, I listen to an American haiku and say to a poet friend of mine, “In Japan, we call that a senryu, not haiku.” “After I finish reading this book,” she says lifting a book, “I’ll give it to you.  Tell me what you think?”  The title of the book was something like “...
penelope-lowder's picture
Nov.29.2011
This morning, I opened my favorite on line newsletter Dana Delivered. In this issue there was an article about Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s  “Time to Break Silence” speech. This brilliant speech was delivered in 1967 in direct response to the inequities of war, in this case the Vietnam War and...
ana-elsner's picture
Sep.06.2011
Calling for a transformation towards a better world is once again the ambition and purpose of the poet, in this case, that of thousands of poets world-wide. In a veritable marathon that spans all time zones and continents poets will join in a demonstration/celebration of poetry to promote urgent...
amanda-brooks's picture
Feb.09.2010
   “You’re a dreamer and can’t handle a real job.”   Some guy once responded to my escort ad with that email. I never replied but his strange condemnation has always stuck in my head. He was one of many, many men who look at escorts, desire us and can’t afford us. They get...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.29.2010
" Zinn retired in 1988, concluding his last class early so he could join a picket line. He invited his students to join him."   Howard Zinn, historian and shipyard worker, civil rights activist and World War II bombardier, and author of “A People’s History of the United States,” a...
keren-taylor's picture
Aug.18.2009
Last week, I took two of our WriteGirl alumni mentees to a luncheon by the NWPC (National Women's Political Caucus) where they were honoring Gloria Allred with a Woman of Courage award. Her remarks were poignant and inspiring. She talked about several recent cases and stretched the limits of the...
joshua-keidan's picture
Mar.29.2009
  It became obvious to me that this strange neurological disorder that had scrambled my brain yesterday is continuing to takes its toll. The man next to me was talking quite loudly on his phone. From the loud laughter it sounded like he was enjoying the conversation with whomever he was talking to...
ellen-r-sheeley's picture
Jan.28.2009
There are reports that Ms. Ghada Jamsheer, President of the Women's Petition Committee, a Bahrain based organization that advocates for women in sharia law courts, is one of the more recent victims of a vicious, sustained, state-sponsored harassment campaign.  The reports state that, while she was...
kellyann-f-zuzulo's picture
Nov.02.2008
Stieg Larsson was a Swedish journalist and author who died of a heart attack in November 2004 (1954-2004), soon after he finished three detective novels in his trilogy the Millenium-series; The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2005, US  release in September 2008), "The Girl Who Played With Fire...