Saturday, October 01, 2005
I have always loved Sharon Olds. She is one of my favorite poets. I especially love her poems about motherhood. Now, she has taken action against injustice as you'll read in this Nation article - No Place for a Poet at a Banquet of Shame. It makes sense that Laura Bush, who as a former teacher and librarian, loves poetry. And it's cool she wants to sponsor these poet dinners. But what's so ironic is that for ages, poets have spoken out against violence and injustice...and Laura Bush is condoning some of the most horrific acts of violence and injustice by blindly standing by her husband and thereby supporting just that.