Burma, America, The World, Art, Literature, Political Economy through the eyes of a Permanent Exile.
"We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the oppressed. Sometimes we must interfere. . . There is so much injustice and suffering crying out for our attention . . . writers and poets, prisoners in so many lands governed by the left and by the right." Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize Speech, 1986, Oslo.
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Friday, October 12, 2007
Voice of the Cape (Capetown, S Africa) radio
called me this morning for a live interview.
As they were talking to me as a poet, we spoke about the words "Burma" and "Myanmar," about optimism and pessimism and the junta's macho "culture."