#RevolutionOfValues

#RevolutionOfValues

Bill, Bookstore, INCITE
--By Bill Kirchner   "We as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a “thing-oriented” society to a “person-oriented” society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered." “We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy, for no document from human hands can make these humans any less our brothers.” On April 4, 1967, exactly one year to the day before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. gave a speech at Riverside Church in New York City in which he called for all concerned people to stand together, to…
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Art That Helps Us Live

Art That Helps Us Live

Blog, Elaine, INCITE, Poetry
--by Elaine Schleiffer Elizabeth Lund recently reviewed Gregory Orr’s new A Primer for Poets and Readers of Poetry in the Washington Post, calling her review “Everything you ever wanted to know about poetry (but were afraid to ask)”. Orr writes that poetry “helps us live by expressing our experience and at the same time moving the experience a bit away from us—to the world of words, where it can be shaped or dramatized into meaning.” Big words for a diverse art form. And whether or not we all believe that an Instagram post from Rupi Kaur, an elegy from Christina Rossetti, a paragraph from CD Wright, or an image from Mary Ellen Solt help us to live, the discussion of who lives, and how they live, and what art speaks to…
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