I’ll be presenting poems of peace and persistence, written during the time my hometown was being bomb-targeted and I took to art so as not to get uselessly caught up in opinions of people who know all somehow without having had a bit of experience in the area … poems of artistic response to war, including what was published this fall by Poetica (www.poeticamagazine.com), something responding to the world-wide crisis of language attrition (learn more here: endangeredlanguages.com), and beyond that I must always leave a little room for some spontaneity …. Please feel free to join me at the Takoma Park Community Center at seven-thirty p.m. on the nineteenth of December, 2013, and after the readings (I won’t be the only one.), we can chat. 7500 Maple Avenue, Takoma Park, MD, 20912. Thank you.