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Amnesty International : Save the Palestinian Poet and Artist Ashraf Fayadh
World  (tags: arts, poetry, poets, Saudi Arabia, human rights, petitions )

- 1242 days ago -
Fayadh is being sentenced to death after had been jailed for more than 22 months in the Saudi city Abha without clear legal charges beyond "insulting the Godly self" and having "ideas that do not suit the Saudi society."
Legendary Author Maya Angelou Dies at Age 86
World  (tags: Maya Angelou, deceased, North Carolina, Helen Brann, novelist, actress, professor, singer, dancer, activist, poetry )

- 1785 days ago -
Maya Angelou died at her home in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, said her literary agent, Helen Brann. Maya Angelou was a novelist, actress, professor, singer, dancer and activist. In 2010, President Barack Obama awarded her the Medal of Freedom.
50 Best Blogs to Follow For National Poetry Month
World  (tags: Poetry, Poem, Blogs, writing )

- 2920 days ago -
Poetry often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible, hard to understand and even pretentious. Yet true fans of poetry know that such writing is such a varied field, there truly exists something out there for everyone.
10 Most Amazing Slam Poets on YouTube
World  (tags: Poets, YouTube, College, Education, Poetry )

- 3184 days ago -
Whether they're talking about their first love, worst job, or unbelievable college experience, these slam poets use language and voice like no one else you've ever heard. Give them a listen.
American Grad Student Works to Bring Late Double A-Bomb Survivor's Poetry to U.S.
World  (tags: peace, a-bomb, Hiroshima, Nagasaki, American student, poetry, peace message, Japan, US, niju-hibaku )

- 3379 days ago -
Among the many grieving over the Jan.4 death of double A-bomb survivor and peace activist Tsutomu Yamaguchi is one American graduate student who has taken upon to bring Yamaguchi's poetry and pro-peace message to his home country.
Descent Into Bestiality - A Poem
World  (tags: antwar, poetry, Gaza, Israel, United States )

- 3697 days ago -
Woe to those Who raise guns And rain bombs And oppress And murder And steal In the name of twisted ideologies And murderous politics The yawning pit awaits

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