Tag Archives: Poets

JONAH RASKIN :
BOOKS | ‘A Life of Olson’ by Ed Sanders, cultural revolutionary

The book is a feast for the eyes, food for the mind, and balm for the soul. [Jonah Raskin will be Thorne Dreyer‘s guest on Rag Radio, Friday, July 24, 2020, 2-3 p.m. (CT) on KOOP 91.7-FM in Austin and … Continue reading

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Shepherd Bliss :
FILM | Robert Bly: Tribute to a radical poet

Robert Bly has made a big difference in the lives of many, bringing a contentious, creative presence into his prophetic work. By Shepherd Bliss | The Rag Blog | January 6, 2016 Poet Robert Bly, now 89 years old, is … Continue reading

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Jonah Raskin :
BOOKS | El Paso poet Bobby Byrd soars

In ‘Otherwise, My Life Is Ordinary,’ Bobby Byrd has taken ordinary things and people and turned them into something extraordinary. By Jonah Raskin | The Rag Blog | June 20, 2014 [Otherwise My Life Is Ordinary: Poems by Bobby Byrd … Continue reading

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Thorne Dreyer :
PODCASTS | Gregg Barrios, Bruce Dancis, and Betsy Leondar-Wright on Rag Radio

A noted poet-playwright and critic, a Vietnam draft resister and pop culture journalist, and an economic justice advocate join us in three lively podcasts. Interviews by Thorne Dreyer | The Rag Blog | May 5, 2014 Gregg Barrios, the noted … Continue reading

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RAG RADIO / Thorne Dreyer : Philosophy Scholar Bill Meacham on ‘How to Be an Excellent Human’

Bill Meacham, right, with Rag Radio host Thorne Dreyer in the studios of KOOP Radio in Austin, Texas, Friday, May 31, 2013. Photo by Tracey Schulz / Rag Radio. Rag Radio podcast: Philosophy scholar Bill Meacham,author of ‘How to Be an … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Translator and Mystic Willis Barnstone on Babe Ruth, the Beats & More

Willis Barnstone, right, with Jorge Luis Borges, Buenos Aires, 1975. Interview with Willis Barnstone:Hermit, translator, ardent baseball fan “People called Babe Ruth a womanizer and a drunk. Southerners suspected that he was part black. Protestants denounced him because he was … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : American Jewish Poet Hilton Obenzinger on Israel, Zionism, and the Radical Sixties

Hilton Obenzinger with family photo. Photo courtesy of Stanford University. Interview with Hilton Obenzinger: Stanford professor, Sixties radical,  and anti-Zionist American Jewish poet “American Jews have been suckered into supporting Israel in unthinking ways. This has been changing, but not … Continue reading

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Tom Hayden : Javier Sicilia’s Caravan for Peace Takes on the Drug War

Mexican poet Javier Sicilia and members of his Caravan for Peace protest the drug war earlier this summer in Cuernavaca, Mexico. Photo by Henry Romero / Reuters.Can the Caravan for Peaceend the War on Drugs? “The powers that be were … Continue reading

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BOOKS / Mariann G. Wizard : ‘Inside/Out’: The Poetry of Marilyn Buck

‘Inside/Out’:The poetry of Marilyn Buck   By Mariann G. Wizard | The Rag Blog | May 10, 2012 The Rag Blog‘s Mariann Wizard will join fellow poets Czarina Aggabao Thelen, Lilia Rosas, Jorge Renaud, Michelle Mejia, and Jane Madrigal (San … Continue reading

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Video / Larry Piltz : You Asked Us to Believe

“You Asked Us to Believe.” Music, lyrics, vocal, producer: Larry Piltz; arrangement, instruments, recording enginer: Lamar Pecorino; post-production graphics and duplication: Channel 3 Video. You Asked Us To Believe “Fear Wins” read the headlineson the papers on the windowsas the … Continue reading

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Alice Walker : Why I’m Joining the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza

Poet and Pulitizer Prize-winning novelist Alice Walker in Gaza City in 2009. Photo from AP / The Guardian (U.K.).Why I’m joining the Freedom Flotilla to Gaza Pulitzer prize-winning American writer Alice Walker is on board an international flotilla of boats … Continue reading

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Arlene Goldbard : Remembering Gil Scott-Heron, 1949-2011

Gil Scott-Heron. Image from Electronic Village.The revolution will not be televised:Remembering Gil Scott-Heron By Arlene Goldbard / The Rag Blog / May 29, 2011 Gil Scott-Heron (1949-2011) died on Friday, and that is a sad, sad sentence to write. If … Continue reading

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