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jack-deeney's picture
Jan.28.2010
GRAHAM GREENE’S “THE COMEDIANS” “Set in Haiti, where terror rides and death comes frequently and swiftly   in the night, it is a story of love and adventure, hope and disillusion.” In 1791, a self-educated slave in the French Caribbean colony of Saint Dominique led a successful revolution against...
lisa-marie-basile's picture
Jan.28.2010
VWA: Poems For Haiti is a project run by Caper Literary Journal, a small independent press. It is a project that focuses literary energy toward the tragedy in Haiti. A sad nightmare that is unfolding right now, and while many people do not have the means to donate their finances, we can donate our...
elizabeth-eslami's picture
Jan.26.2010
With a backlash, we’re responding to that which rides a surge of undeserved popularity.  An obscenely lauded sports team we’re certain got lucky at the eleventh hour.  An actor collecting one too many awards, his shoulders practiced in a false shrug of humility.  The resulting backlash is our...
pat-montandon's picture
Jan.24.2010
A BIG HOORAY to George Clooney who organized the Hope For Haiti fundraiser Friday night. Not only was it for an important cause to aid the devastated earthquake survivors, but it was massively entertaining, as well. And salutes to Bono, Bruce Springsteen, Alicia Keys, CNN's Anderson Cooper,...
aberjhani's picture
Jan.24.2010
"We are confronted with a fierce urgency of now."--Martin Luther King, Jr., from I Have A Dream The incredible world-destroying 7.0 earthquake that erased life as Haiti knew it January 12, 2010, has taken more lives than anyone is either able, prepared, or willing to count.  It is the...
robert-b-smith's picture
Jan.22.2010
For Scots, January 25th is a day of remembrance. It is the birthday of Robert Burns, Scotland's best known poet.  This year I have the honor of giving the "Immortal Memory" at a Burn's Night Supper in Dayton, Ohio. What this means is that I get to talk about the poet and extol of virtues...
vivian-mcinerny's picture
Jan.22.2010
I'm trying not to be cynical. Anderson Cooper is not making it easy. The images from Haiti are staggering The scope of the tragedy is overwhelming at times. The media in Haiti often show and tell poignant stories that not only inform but also rally people around the world to help. Still, I get...
d-allen-jenkins's picture
Jan.22.2010
If Darwin were alive today, he would have to rethink his dictums. In an evolutionary framework, the fittest would do little to effect a change in Haiti. They would let things run their course and see the crippling effects of nature’s wrath devour the weaker links and eliminate them from the...
tatjana-soli's picture
Jan.21.2010
Haiti has been much on my mind lately. For the past few years, researching a new book, I've read a lot about the country. Although I'm far from an expert, still, it makes the situation all the more painful to watch now. Especially the overlooked fact that it was in dire need before the quake. I...
david-moolten's picture
Jan.18.2010
  This will play right into Obama’s hands. Humanitarian, compassionate. They’ll use this to, to burnish their, shall we say, credibility with the black community, the both light-skinned and dark-skinned black community in, in this country. It’s made-to-order for him. That’s why he couldn’t...