Thursday, November 20, 2008

Edward Sanders is my favorite living poet. He's come out with a new book, 'Poems For New Orleans'. This one seems sort of timely.

Groups Puling Groups

Just as Earth First!, Greenpeace andEdward Abbey novels
Pulled environmental groups
                                        to take stronger stances

so too the "Share Our Wealth" plans of
Senator Huey Long

sang Franklin Roosevelt
to the left- helped bring about
the WPA, government pensions
artists in post offices
                           & interventions in the market
                           to lessen the depredations of capitalism

Yay, Huey!

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