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#51-19 Peace Poetry … at the start of America’s longest war

On October 9, 2001, poet Susan Bright read peace poetry in Frieda Werden’s kitchen, as both were grieving Bush’s bombing of Aghanistan (starting America’s longest war). Among the poems is a tribute to Enheduanna, the earliest poet whose name is still known – she wrote peace poetry more than 4,000 years ago.

Host(s): Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Susan Bright was a poet and the publisher of a very active small press. She passed away in December 2010. Her ideas about peace, development, solar energy, and the healing power of mothering are still gaining traction today.

Credits: Produced by Frieda Werden – updated to 2020.

Comments: This work was recorded in the wake of the September 11, 2001 airplane strikes on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. It was perhaps the last previous occasion on which the people of the world were as stunned as they are over the epidemic of COVID-19 – and as distressed about the nature of government response.