A Poetry Reading for Peace & Justice in a Time of War and Discrimination

A talented and diverse group of poets – MARTIN ESPADA, ADRIE KUSSEROW, BUNKONG TUON, AFAA MICHAEL WEAVER, AND TERESA MEI CHUC – read from their work on this theme. United by a common interest in promoting peace and justice, these poets write about the struggles of the world’s outcasts, immigrants, and working classes – those mistreated and forgotten as empires clash and wage relentless war. Their work will be included in the forthcoming anthology, With Our Eyes Wide Open: Poems of the New American Century, edited by Douglas Valentine.

Presented by the English Department, with support from the Lecture Committee, the American Studies Program, the Five College Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program, and the Five College International Relations Program