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This is an archive of the Poems of the Day selected from February through July, 2003.

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Thursday,July 31, 2003

Alisa Orellana, “Vigil I Tried”

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, “THE ROSE WARRIOR (the poem)”

Jeffrey Salane, “Whatever Exists”


Karina Byrne Ekduende, “OF HUMANITY: WAR MASK”

4 Wednesday, July 30, 2003

Gerald Nicosia, “What It’s Like to Live in a Time of Madness”

Elisa Trampler, “PROTEST”

Deborah DeNicola, Dilating Skies”

Dale Jacobson, “George W. Bush Reads the Future”

Jeanne Connerney, “Birth in Blood”

4 Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Hedwig Gorski, “Empathy, Please: Note From an Enemy”

Nora Gaines, “Nation”

Jim Futrell, “High Blood”

Norain Siddiqui, “I Will Not”

Robin Good, “blood simple” 

4 Monday, July 28, 2003

Daniel Martin, “Repeat Story”

Kim Tapie, “Selective unmasking”

Blaise Allen, “Topical Storm”

Joe Giambrone, “MUTED”

Joan Goodman, untitled

4 Sunday, July 27, 2003

Nora Swan Croll, “After Birth”

Verona Danessi, “It Might Come”

Joell Hallowell, “Seated on a Yellow Bus”

Lisa Bourbeau, “This Day”

Joe Crow, “The Hopi Way”

4 Saturday, July 26, 2003

Neil English, “Sweet Dreams”

Susan Blackwell Ramsey, “The Sow Bear’s Sonnet”

Antoinette Nora Claypool, “Trail to Blue Lake”

Chris Boardman, “To my father, who worked on the B-52”

Robin Beach, “Blue Mosque Along the Silk Road”

4 Friday, July 25, 2003

Bonnie Hill, “Baghdad Mother”

Terry Hertzler, “The Pink Pickup”

Noah Eli Gordon, “a black mirror for the capital”

Sue Standing, “WAITING FOR WAR”

Thomas Fielding, “The Trees in Palestine”

4 Thursday, July 24, 2003

Jack Granath, “Children’s Story”

Gene Grabiner, “RECENT HISTORY”

Janet Dollacker, “THE PRION”

Helen Ding, “The Soldiers I’ve Seen”

Melissa Good, “Cultivate Peace”

4 Wednesday, July 23, 2003

Jeff Oaks, “From the Cathedral of Learning, University of Pittsburgh”

David Perkins, “A victory of the human heart” (Statement of Conscience)

Kesaya E. Noda, “Make Us See”

Alec Emerson, “World Trade Center”

Aaaah Gijs Eagle, “The Sound”

4 Tuesday, July 22, 2003

alan botsford saitoh, “a mamaist gratitude”

John T. Carter, “Not a poet”

Guy Dan Schuyler, “War For Peace?”

jason blacker, “iron will”

Deborah Bancroft, “Two Tuesdays”

4 Monday, July 21, 2003


Bob Bowen & Amy Lemmon, “Les Oiseaux Tristes”

Khosi Xaba, “The war America wants”

Brian Langan, “The Bed”

Nancy Owen Nelson, Ph.D., “An Ordinary Woman”

Doug Thiele, “My Vietnam War Story”

4 Sunday, July 20, 2003

Mac Cohen, “Let Me Have This Moment”

Paula Meehan, “Fist”

Ahkos Ahkos, “their hands, bodies”

Mark Lamoureux, “BETELGEUSE”

Dave Foxall, “Walking down the street…”

4 Saturday, July 19, 2003

Kathryn Kysar, “After Vietnam”

Warren Brown, “Second Poem for War”

nancy judson, “The Boys Down the Street”

Nick Koutsias, “Open Letter”

George H. Madison, Jr., “Same Ole Crooked Song”

4 Friday, July 18, 2003

Ryan Eckes, “not as people”

Jacob Jaffe, “Rest in Peace”

Ruth Yarrow, “Vigil”

Luis L. Tijerina, “Defenders of Iraq”

Susan M. Tiberghien, “Grandchildren”

4 Thursday, July 17, 2003

Harold Confer, “Public School Pathos”

Tim Frayser, “The Dangerous”

June Stepansky, “PEACE TALKS”

Heidi Peppermint, “Cassie Tells It Like It Is”

4 Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Bridget Balthrop Morton, “Moreno Street”


Harley Sachs, “Bayonet Practice”

Steve Aeilts, “GW’s first one…”

J.Oliver Ortega, “All The Stars Will Fade Out”

4 Tuesday, July 15, 2003


Mary Francillon, “Lesson”

Dana Pattillo, “Vietnam War Memorial, Washington, October 11, 2002”

Susan Ryan, “For Peace”

Jacey Adams, “Sight”

4 Monday, July 14, 2003

Edmundo de la Garza, "Fallow shores adrift above the horizon"

June Chase, “The Tribe”

Rozz Leight, “Post/9/11/02 Two”

George Pepper-Pepper, "Number Ten"

4 Sunday, July 13, 2003

Nathaniel Delafield, “Origami Aftermath”  

Louise Beitser, “Another Letter”

George Otto, “Material Breach”

Benjamin Lanier-Nabors, “Table Places”

sarah rose clune, “grey sabbath”

4 Saturday, July 12, 2003

Suzan Bazett, “From The Castle Of Our Bodies”

Eddie Delbridge, “Some Other Man’s Son”

Holly Iglesias, “Says Her Peace”

Paul Bloom, “recollections and visions at a dinner out with friends”

June Nirschl, “Let Peace Come”

4 Friday, July 11, 2003

Shara Faskowitz, “Glossolalia”

Jonathan Burleson, “Peace”

June BlueSpruce, “Tree Path”

Ricardo Caballero, “No estaba…”

Phoebe Grigg, “Favorite Episode” and “To George W”

4 Thursday, July 10, 2003

nick crow, “War”

Nick Moudry, “then the bombs”

Nick Smith, “Random thoughts, not a poem.”

Nick Owen, “Friendly fire”

Nick Maroudas, “The Three B’s”

4 Wednesday, July 9, 2003

Bin Ramke, “Been There Done That (Desert Warfare)”

Mary Cousins, “If It Feels Good Do It”

Daniel Machlin, “from Flower Poems: Jedwabne”

Luis Cabalquinto, “The Day After”

Anne Marie Macari, Statement of Conscience

4 Tuesday, July 8, 2003

Jesse Sampson, (Untitled)

Zec Vigil, “The Uncivilized Civilization”

Jeremy von Halle, “Trying to finish what your daddy could not do”

4 Monday, July 7, 2003

Daisy Fried, “American Brass”

Joanne Townsend, (untitled)

Oliver Gassner, “usa”   

Benjamin Maradani, “A RAY OF HOPE IN THE DARKNESS”

4 Sunday, July 6, 2003

Dennis Crews, “Night Trains”

adam walsh, “irony”

Marlyce Pedersen, “A MOTHER’S HEART (for AHB)”

Dale Benjamin Drakeford, “Peace Wanted Quiet” 

Lacey Dalby, “Drops”

4 Saturday, July 5, 2003

Thomas Coy, “dontkillourboys”

Mark Hoffmann, ”freedom fighter?”

Tegan Blackwood, “Enduring Freedom”

Dana Garrett, “Stewed Tomatoes”

4 Friday, July 4, 2003

Eliot Katz, “To the Northern Winds July 4, 2002”

Susan Elizabeth Abrams, “July”

Gibson Fay-LeBlanc, “Independence Day”

Jonas John, “Independence Day”

Norma Kassirer, “a flagging fourth”

Stephen Pradarelli, “Freedom From Fear”

Jennie Orvine, “Make Love Not War [Remembering Desert Storm – July 4]”

4 Thursday, July 3, 2003

lucy gillespie, “This is What Democracy Looks Like” (statement)

Adam Fisher, “The Build-Up”

Mary-Marcia Casoly, “War against War”

John Bloomberg-Rissman, “These Fragments…”


4 Wednesday, July 2, 2003

Rosemary Catacalos, “Morning Geography”

Lillian Kennedy, “The Wind Howls”

Johanna Bochner, “The First Order”

Johan van Eeden, “Bush speaks”

4 Tuesday, July 1, 2003


Ricardo Basoalto, “Instead of Prayer”

Carolyn Bateman, “A Brief History of Anger”  

Jaryl Altomare,, “Chocolate Covered Frogs”

4 Monday, June 30, 2003

John Paul Adams, “Dying as light”

James Bolger, “She wore War on her face”

Meena Alexander, “Red Scarf”

Janet Abramson, “A Lost Friend: What War Had Done to Arabs and Jews”

Rebecca Beck, “In Line”

4 Sunday, June 29, 2003

Sloan Nota, “February 10, 2003: Waiting”

Christiane Tsouo-Harvey, (untitled)

Tia Ballantine, “RAMALLAH”

Christian Kiefer, “Sun Dogs”

Jenna Blondel, “Baghdad”

4 Saturday, June 28, 2003


Stephen Kuusisto, “Wartime Radio”

Katherine Fitzgerald, “And This Man is Our President”

A.D. Carrico, “A Romantic Dance in Arms”

Alisa E. Brown, “Those Are Fighting Birds”

Larry Linder, “Lessons Never Learned”

4 Friday, June 27, 2003

Joe Haldeman, “Forever Peace”

Charles Elliott, “The Dish”

Marilar Aleixandre, “Resistance to ravage”

gerald bass, “vietnam”

Shaula Evans, “Separating Church and State”

4 Thursday, June 26, 2003

Salvatore Galioto, “Infantry”  

Jim Moreno, “el pastel de nueces (the fruit cake)”

L. Amelio, “Dial 9-1-1. Again”

Maria Filoumeni Delliou, “TRAGEDY”

Charlie Newman, "testament redux"

4 Wednesday, June 25, 2003

Kathi Appelt, “Vendetta”

Erica Finken, “The Cost of Confidence”

J.W. Scribner, “?”

alejandro saravia, “Winter in Chechnya”

Cathy Lyndes, “Sunday Headlines”

4 Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Eva Yaa Asantewaa, “tenebrae”

Bob Bengtsson, “mistakes”

Madeline Angela Ridley, “They will build you a wall”

Sandy Crimmins, “Grey Ash Girls” 

Zachary Scribe, “The Eisenhower Doctrine”

4 Monday, June 23, 2003

Catherine Sasanov, “Immolations”  

Mary Susannah Robbins, “Love in Time of War”

Heather Watts, “LET’S NOT GOOF WITH WAR”

David Biviano, “Bury me in El Salvador”

Al Viebranz, “The Messenger”

4 Sunday, June 22, 2003

alejandro anónimo, “desperation”

Beau Golwitzer, “untitled poem against war and for love”

Martin Small, “Santayana Said” and “Legacy”

Eric Viau, “My first confirmed kill”

Muhammad Farooq Siddiqui, “Iraq & Oil”

4 Friday, June 20, 2003


Madeline Kiser, “Autumn”


Janet Abramson, “A Lost Friend: What War Had Done to Arabs and Jews”


Sarah Campbell, “What We Have Here Is Not a New Sentence”


Sarah M. Zang, “Cursing Samuel Morse”


Norma Anapol, “It’s Hard to Believe”


4 Thursday, June 19, 2003


Jonathan Fortney, “The Prince”


John Bloomsberg-Rissman, “And”


Cali Linfor, “Day at the Beach”


Nancy Gifford, “Excerpts from 25 Haiku poem Collection…”


Airini Beautrais, “when i was seven”




4 Wednesday, June 18, 2003


Fred Bertsch, “Drums of Antietam”


Rashidah Ismaili, “When doves leave”


Stacie Boschma, “Tommy Franks (October ’02)”


Penny Jo Chessman, “Prisoner of War”


Ana Ramirez Barker, “Dignity”




4 Tuesday, June 17, 2003


Peter Whalen, “Bell Toll”


Karren Alenier, “The War Against Death”


Shelley Chernin, “Holes”


Maia Larios, “Cries of War”


Ana Ramirez Barker, “Dignity’



4 Monday, June 16, 2003


Lynn Werner, “A Boy and His Father”


Karen Bernardo, “Power”


Patrick Tiernan, “One Country at a Time”


Gary Larson, “If Only Calendars Were King – and Days Went on Forever”


Mila D. Aguilar, “The Beast”



4 Sunday, June 15, 2003


Henry Berne, “Even At The End Of The War”


Jim Clark, “Journal: Song of the Survivor”




Donna Allard, “MAPLE LEAF”


John Otterness, “We Wait”



4 Saturday, June 14, 2003


Alba Barberia, "Words .......”


Mimi Moriarty, “Peace Poem”


Breanne Kraft, "untitled”


Athansia Gregoriades, “The Fallen Unknown”


Sara Amis, “not yours”


4 Friday, June 13, 2003


Melissa Morphew, “Why: Letter from the War” and “Fear”


Ira Sukrungruang, “To Be Naked and Protesting”

Jean Anaporte-Easton, “April Rising (In Spite of Us)”


Gabriela De Golia, “WAR”


Marilyn Krysl, “Goya’s FIGHT WITH CUDGELS”



4 Thursday, June 12, 2003


Laura Colliander-Lappalainen, “Ask no more”


Carole McWilliams, “Life in the Occupied Territories”


Barbara Quintiliano, “Rag Doll (2)”


Jacqueline Tchakalian, “February 2003”


Tim Liardet, Statement of Conscience


4 Wednesday, June 11, 2003


Ricardo Basoalto, “Instead of Prayer”


Yon Walls, “ASAMI’S TEARS”


Karen Lewis, “Substitute Teacher”


Michael Hogan, “With The Mine Removal Team”


Nancy Berg Coleman, “TEAROURWRITSTS, said the little girl, TEAROUREYES”



4 Tuesday, June 10, 2003


Eero Ruuttila,”National Geographic: Old News”


Roger Dunsmore, “A True War Story”          


Bonnie Fisher, “Lilies”


L. Amelio, “Dial 9-1-1. Again”


Dominique Raeuber, “War”



4 Monday, June 9, 2003


Roc Vickery, “Blossoms (Vietnam, 1969)”


Ajmer Rode, “Red Soup in My Bowl”


Ingrid Fabianson, “Smoke Screen”


Robert Eichinger, “NATIONALISM, a Bobinelle”


Moustafa El Hefnawy, “Northern greed”



4 Sunday, June 8, 2003


Gina Ulysse, “Excerpt from ‘Concepts of Home’”


Donna O’Connell, “Anesthesia”


Michael Rowley, “We are Already at War, Six Odes”


Alison Kent, “Birds in War”


Roy M. Moore, “America in 2003”



4 Saturday, June 7, 2003


Dorothy Regal, “Waiting”


Janine Pommy Vega, “In the Age of Grasshoppers”


Subuhi Jiwani, “To: NYPD and vibrant anti-war protestors”


Janet Egan, “Guns and Butter”


Ian Bell, “Think Of The Main Game”



4 Friday, June 6, 2003


laurie kuntz, “Rescue”


Sebastian Matthews, “Broken Wing”


Thompson Clifford, “WAR”


Riaan Pretorius, Brother against brother”


Sally Deems-Mogyordy, "The Raw Depression of a Pacifist"


4 Thursday, June 5, 2003


Padmore Agbemabiese, “THIS DREAM"

ray black, “playing”


Karla Clark, “Protest”


Donald Morrill, “Might”


Katie Lennon, “Covering Guernica”



4 Wednesday, June 4, 2003


Bobby Alexander, “doves”


Melanie A. Adcock, (Statement of Conscience)


Dawn O’Creene Saunders, “State of the Union”


Gerry Tamm, “Toy Soldiers”


Peter H. Pache, “old people play war”



4 Tuesday, June 3, 2003

Michael Taeckens, “Poem for the War Dead”


Patricia D’Alessandro, “VILLANELLE FOR ALL OUR SONS”


Jerry Danielsen, “What?”


Joyce LaMers, “POV at 80+”


Annie Wyndham, “For Isaiah”

4 Monday, June 2, 2003

David Umlas, “untitled haiku”


Susan Ito, “Missing Children”


Eric Johansson, “Collateral Damage”


Patricia Ikeda, “Anniversary”


Christina Pacosz, “Isis Again”


 4 Sunday, June 1, 2003

Rita Gabis, “Family History”


Pierre Taminiaux, “Writing in the snow”


Michael Czarnecki, “Word Flowers of Sanity Planted Against the Winter Death of War”


Gray Jacobik, “Cows”


Dimitra Curry, “Untitled”

4 Saturday, May 31, 2003

Silvia Antonia Brandon-Pérez, “Opening all the doors”


Michael Burke, “HERE AND THERE”




Dan Carpenter, “Transplant Nov. 21, 1989”


James E. Jennings, Ph.D., “I Hate This Terror War”

4 Friday, May 30, 2003

Rei Berroa, "Three Variations on the Theme of Peace and the Dove (In Spanish & English)”


Ace Boggess, “Pretend It Doesn’t Matter For Tonight”


Chris Tanner, “Elephants”


Cassandra Saulter, “DAY OF BIRTH”


Brian Morrissey, “As We Lay Down to Sleep”


4 Thursday, May 29, 2003

Olivia Seally, “Save Us”


Nick Keenan, “I Seem to Have Forgotten America”


James O’Connell, “The Eleventh of September Two Thousand and One”


L. Nguyen, "A Message to Mr. Bush"


Murat Sayim, “I cannot express”


4 Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Andrew Haley, “inattention”

Rebecca Austin, “Patriotism and cornflakes”

Manuel Moreno, “Stand Down”

miriam obrey, “Words”

peter thom,

4 Tuesday, May 27, 2003

Gianna Russo, “Roses Named Fourth of July”

Steve Runge, “Seventh Month”


Rebecca Clayton, “The Words”

Jeff McAlister,
Statement of Conscience

4 Monday, May 26, 2003

Trish Crapo, “Memorial”

M.S. Rooney, “Memorial”

Jeanne Hamilton, “Memorial Day”

Annaliese Jakimides, “Reunion at the Vietnam Women's Memorial Dedication”

Rod Jellema, “Proposing Four Lines for a National War Memorial”

Sandie Bernstein, “Memorial Day”

Robert Godwin, “Another War Memorial?”

Mary Rohrer-Dann, “Memorial Day”


Hermon Card, “Memorials”

David Joseph, “At the Vietnam Memorial”


William Marr, “Memorial Day”

Chip Dameron, “Memorial Day”

Nancy Abrams, “Memorial Day”

Dana Patillo, "Vietnam War Memorial, Washington, October 11, 2002”

Mary Flodin, “Viet Nam War Memorial”

Robin Lindley, “Before the Newest War Dead Memorial"

Megan Thomas, “Overheard at the Vietnam War Memorial:”

Edgar Sense,

4 Sunday, May 25, 2003

Marjatta Kaarakka, "After a document"

Mary Saunders, "Hypothesis"

Klaus Wachowski, "caesar"

Rebecca Saalbach, "Sketch at the End of the Earth"

Mary Ellen Sanger,
"Gracias Guernica"

4 Saturday, May 24, 2003

John Kinsella, "Moment in the Sun"

Helen Losse, "Songs of War"

Nick Forrest, "give us peace, he shouted"

Marilyn Probe, "Children Know the Hearts of Trees"

Rodney Houghton, "Duct Tape"

4 Friday, May 23, 2003

Llyn Clague, “To Future Generations”


Keith Wilkinson, “The future meaning of”


Cynthia Allison, “Future Lament”


Ralph Black, “Future Tense”


Peggy Davis, “Future Perfect Tense”


Dale Jacobson, “George W. Bush Reads the Future”


Annabel Uhrich, “The Past of our Future”


4 Thursday, May 22, 2003

Gary Williams, "Average"

Dorothy Friedman-August, "As If"

Lisa Cohen, "Words and Things"

Joe Bacal, "RIPLEY"

Luis Cabalquinto,

4 Wednesday, May 21,2003

Sean Hoban, "justice"

Elliott Nonas, Statement of Conscience and "Justice Lay Dying"

James Brunger, "Defined Justice"

Elio Emiliano Ligi, "That There Is No Justice"

Alice Ruvane-Barr,
"Truth and Justice"

4Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Chad Faries, "Rash"

Carol Bjorlie,

Peri Shumard-Craig,

clara sala,
"Spirit in the Body"

randall jacobs,
"my soft response to the wars"

4Monday, May 19, 2003


Earl Anderson, “Collateral Damage”

Anya Peterson Royce, “Collateral damage--a photograph”

Sarah Rossiter, “Collateral Damage”

Amy Crane Johnson, “Collateral Damage--For Matt and Adam”

Andre Namaste, “Collateral Damage”

4 Sunday, May 18, 2003

Kyle Drewes, "Soft Decisions"

Caitlyn Mathews, "Forgive me"

Courtney Merritt, "Another Place"

Edward Horn, "Primal Justice"

maarten de lee, "Black future candy"

Allison Bierschield, "Justice for All"

4Saturday, May 17, 2003

Ina Cumpiano, "Guernica at the Millenium"

Kate Maloy, "Guernica: The Art of War"

Sandra McRae, "guernica unveiled"

Jayce Renner, "Guernica Cloaked"

Matt Donovan,  "Guernica's First Draft"  

4 Friday, May 16, 2003

Joseph Stroud, “Between Hamlet and Heart of Darkness, First Day of the Bombing in Afghanistan”


Lindsay Flood, “-The Heart of War-”


Suzanne G. Griffith, “Heart Reason”


Linda Umans, “Tony’s Heart (Op Ed in Harrisburg)”


Debra Meyer, “Heartbreak”


Jeri Niedenfuer, “State of the Heart”

4 Thursday, May 15, 2003

Doraine Poretz, “For Their Holiness In Time of Heartbreak”


Mary Meriam, “HEART BREAK”

Gay Hadley, “Snow Melts My Heart This Morning”


Melissa Mathieu, “It Pierces the Heart”


Christopher Anderson, “My Own Heart Let Me More Encumber”


David Blickenstaff, “Heartfelt from the Heartland”


4 Wednesday, May 14, 2003

Lucia Cordell Getsi, “Living in Trees”


Ian McCausland, “these buildings are alive”


Bradley David Neily, “A Warning of Something Coming Alive”


Dawn Potter, “Buried Alive with George W. Bush”


Gail Wronsky, “O Alive Who Are Dead”


4 Tuesday, May 13, 2003

Kay Berg, “Humanities 101”


Elizabeth Krajeck, “Vacuuming Between Wars”


Jo-Ann Ledger, “Provisions”


David La Bounty, “Space Available”


F. J. Bergmann, “To the Victims of Oppression and Terrorism”


4 Monday, May 12, 2003


Robert M. Chute, “IN LIEU OF FLOWERS”


Consuelo Underwood, “Indigo: code for low-flying missile”


Marilyn Donnelly, “War Haiku”


Laurie W. Stoelting, “Untitled”


Erin O’Keeffe, “What’s Left Behind”


4 Sunday, May 11, 2003


Bart Piela, “Crimson Cries”


Jose Horacio de Almeida  Nascimento Costa, “THE PROPHET PHOO AND THE SALAMANDER”


Jeffrey Buehler, “The Sad and Aching Heart”


Lesego Semenya, “Help needed”




4 Saturday, May 10, 2003

Giulio Stocchi, "For future memory"

Anthony Ginn, "Ode to the Stealth Bomber"

Alison Croggon, "Untitled"

Zerrin Bakoglu, "angels of babies"

Hans-Reichard Jessen, "New World Order?"

Bob Hicks, "Starve War"

Lawrence Jaffe, "Man without charm"

4 Friday, May 9, 2003

Virginia Bates, “When the World Settles Down”


Sydney Brisker, “1941/2001”


Marlies Parent, “ASK THE OLD PEOPLE”


Margaret Babbott, “PRESCIENCE”


Stephen Cachia, “The Ones Who Must Pay – 24th October 2001”



4 Thursday, May 8, 2003

Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore, “WAR”


Daniel R. Collins, “9-11-02” and “statement of thanks to Sam Hamill, and all of you”


Luis L. Tijerina, “Against the Iraqi War After a Winter Storm”


Martha Sanchez-Lowery, “Leonid Night”


Sandra Lucke, “There’s a Bowl for Emptying Out”


4 Wednesday, May 7, 2003

Zachary Jean Chartkoff, "Ode to a Navy Nurse"


Alice Benedict, “haiku”


Marion Harrison, “OSSE TO OSSICULUM”


Brendan Corcoran, “On Considering the Likeness of Cluster Bombs and MRE's”


Gretchen Caffrey, “War Sickness”

4 Tuesday, May 6, 2003

Tiffany Midge, “Mount Rushmore & the Arm of Crazy Horse”


olu oguibe, “Horsemen of the Apocalypse”


Arthur Durkee, “horse at breath”


Linda Hanson, “The Red Horses”


Jeff Schiffman, “The Horseman”



4 Monday, May 5, 2003

Sherry Chandler, “Bombed Wedding”



James Bolger, “She wore War on her face”



Nina Serrano, All My Life There Has Always Been a War”



Beatrice O’Brien, “At the Wall, Weeping”



Eric Smith, “Winged Hope”



4 Sunday, May 4, 2003

Dory Leviss, “The Atom Bomb”


Sister Marian Walbe, “Peace, Not War”


Clem Block, “Comments to Bush”


Bernice Rendrick, “Resolve”

Norma Kassirer, “a flagging fourth”


Beryl John-Knudson, “Dear Laura”


janet c. re’, “sleeping”


Harley Sachs, “Bayonet Practice”


Leigh Talbot, “Women in Black”

4 Saturday, May 3, 2003

Rachael Maddux, “Prelude to a Nightmare”

Jessalynn Kerry James, “el toro”

Roy Maendel, “Peace and Love”

max levitt, “great spirit”

Firefly, “They Are Like Wolves”

Alexa Johnson, “America The…”

Robin Tala, “One is Infinity”

Devin Madden, “Somewhere, Somehow.”

4 Friday, May 2, 2003

Susan Bazett, “War”

Patrick Wilson-Welch, “Living Daylights”

James Brock, “The End of the Age of Irony”

Sally Driscoll, "3 anti-war haiku"

Scott Bailey, “Sweet Potato Bread”

4 Thursday, May 1, 2003

Erin Hoffman, “Broken Wings”

Robin Jacobson, “Sonnet: Wings”

Gregg Kleiner, “Growing Up With Goldfinches”

Emerson Gilmore, “When the Blackbird Reached the Highlands”

Kate Bertrand, “What Did the Birds Do?”

4 Wednesday, April 30, 2003

margo solod and carolyn ogburn, “On This First Day”

Mark Joyce, “Make Them Turn”

Chris Tanner, “Elephants”

Roy M. Vestrich, “Sunday at the National Mall”

Alison Quoyeser, “An Ode to Ordinary Things”

4 Tuesday, April 29, 2003

Kathi  Appelt, “Vendetta”

Melissa Tuckey, “Poem for the Man Who Told Me Shut Up During the President's State of the Union Address”

Natalie Peeterse, “New Year 2003”

Nicholas Vittum, “Night watch”

Rick Alley, “Bombs”

4 Monday, April 28, 2003

Max Garland, “The Bombers, A Greek Love Tale”

Sandra Ahrens, “Please Know, This War is Not in My Name”

Louise Rachel Quigley,  “Poem in a Dangerous Winter”

Gary Boelhower, “I Dare To Wish You Peace”

F.J. Bergmann, “To the Victims of Oppression and Terrorism”

4 Sunday, April 27, 2003

Alice Dodge, “Poppies”

Sam Hamod, “600 Cruise Missiles”

Michael Channing, “The Wall”

Svetlana Kilina, “Two Thousand Years, after Victor Tsoi”

Matthew Edmund Miller, “Complicity”

4 Saturday, April 26, 2003

Susan O’Doherty, “Let us try what love can do”

Kathy  O'Fallon, “A Thousand Ways to Heal”

Sean O’Brien, “the mouths of babes”

Regina O'Melveny, "Let us turn away from easy destruction"

Mike O’Connor, Poesy and Tea at the White House With Laura or Dead Poets in Society”

4 Friday, April 25, 2003

Jeff Kirsh, “Everyone But Generals”

Sundance Banks, “Poem on the Eve of War”

Jos Accapadi, “History”

Anne Bailey, “We are together come”

Morgan Ballou, “Unite”

4 Thursday, April 24, 2003

Kathleen Spivak, “(Untitled)”

Molly Lanzarotta, “At the Al Horeya Restaurant I Tore Someone’s Shirt”

Annie Belz, “Dreamtalk”

Kathleen Aguero, “Medusa”

Sandra Locke, “Captured”

4 Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Jaryl Altomare, “Chocolate Covered Frogs”

Philip Dacey, “Found Sonnet: Remarks Overheard at the Wall (Washington, D.C.)"

James McNeel, “[the drums - doldrums of war - hover]”

Andris Akmentins, “Window of Lovers”

Bob Eggers, “Quarter-Moon Over Indio”

4 Tuesday, April 22, 2003

Saladino Marcello, “Untitled”

Charlie and Laura Langdon, “All Ours, Winter 2003”

Marion Davidson, “Channeling Emily”

George Guida, “On not marching against war in the Middle East”

Justin Cannon, “One Body”

4 Monday, April 21, 2003

Victoria Ford, “TO MY SISTER IN IRAQ”

Jane Bier, “Haiku for Peace”

Michael Crogan, “Peace Haiku”

Maria Steyn, “Two Haiku”

Tullia Baldassari Hoger von Hogersthal, “two haiku against war”

4 Sunday, April 20, 2003

Zachary Macholz, "Fear"

Laura Puryear Finnell, “Listening to the Secretary of State on the Car Radio”

Janet Eigner, "Wearing My Daughter's Underpants to the Peace March"

Charlie James, "Relief Would Come They Said"

Carol Jane Bangs, “Sleeping in Richard’s Studio”

4 Saturday, April 19, 2003

George Ella Lyon, “PRAYER”


Danielle DuMerer, “A Journey of Monarchs: NYC Protests, February 15, 2003”


Marion Robertshaw, “Acrostic” and “The Spring”


george fleck, “War Reason”


Sally Bowles, "The Short Of It"

4 Friday, April 18, 2003

Daniel Lusk, “A Sort of Proof” and “Shadows Shadows”

Laura Pinto Orem, “United States Navy, Salvage and Rescue”

Sarah Meyer, “Witness to War”

Barbara Buckman Strasko, “Ode to the Berrigans”

hatto fischer, “All things afloat”

4 Thursday, April 17, 2003

Andrew Toler, “The Jackasses and Their Ogre”

alix olson, “dorothea tanning”

Lynn Martin, “After Reading Czeslaw Milosz”

Daniel Kantak, “What If They Gave a War and Everyone Came”

coleman barks, “Just This Once”

4 Wednesday, April 16, 2003

Mary Lathrop, “Plain Talk”

Jonathan King, “Iraq Spring”

Karen Lenburg, “charges”

Michael Welch, “Iraqi Boys”


4 Tuesday, April 15, 2003

phil wagner, “History Studies”

Lynn Strongin, “War Any Mortal Thing”

Margrit Pittman, “The Hand”

Antonia Quintana Pigno, “The Function of Poetry  (for Mrs. Bush)”

Dan Berggren, "this moment"

4 Monday, April 14, 2003

Charles Alexander, “to war is to find”

Robert Sanders, “I have not yet begun"

Mike Pignatora, “graveyard blues”

Dan Carr, "A Refusal to Write an Anti-War Poem"

Dominic Fox, “Weapons Inspections”

4 Sunday, April 13, 2003

Robert Dana, “IN HEAVEN”

Lorraine Gane, “IN THE FIELDS OF IRAQ?”

Mary Morris, “Modern Daguerrotype I”

Michael Wolfe, “Guernica: The Horse”

Bob Salskov, “Tea and Declaration of Peace”

4 Saturday, April 12, 2003



SangKe, “Baghdad Child, 02/1991”


Sasa Jancikic, “Stop America’s rage”


Namik Safyurek, Statement of Conscience


Aya  Burweila, "The Cows of War"



4 Friday, April 11, 2003

Anonymous, “My Camel”

Jeffrey Alfier, “DRIVING UP TO RED FLAG”


Nicholas Jackson, “speak a blessing”

Laura Beard, “Race and Revel”

4 Thursday, April 10, 2003

Michelle Retford, "NIGHTVISION"


Jean Alderman, "Who Hears?"

Daniel Blaisdell, "Chilling Thoughts"

Betty Aberlin, "What Bush Can Do"

4 Wednesday, April 9, 2003

Colby Chester, "Sub-Text"

Jeff Poniewaz, "Disarming Charm"

Ellen Dore Watson, "Death by Plastic"

Dane Dervine, "What We Have To Offer"

Terzi Anthony, "Non-March"

4 Tuesday, April 8, 2003

Terese Svoboda, "When the Next Big War Blows Down the Valley"

Florence Dacey, "After the Attack"

Andrea Potos, "PERHAPS"

Dinah Berland, "Airplanes"

Betty Edelman, "Making a Statement"

4 Monday, April 7, 2003


Franz Andres Morrissey, "Andromache"

Daniel Amiano, "que..."

Murat Sayim, "I cannot express"

Wayne-Daniel Berard, "Quiet Theory (direct action)"

4 Sunday, April 6, 2003

Dan Bellm, Statement of Conscience, "A Moment of Silence Before the Next War," and "My Prayer"

Sinan Antoon, "A Prism ; Wet With Wars"

Sally Carricaburu, "Cold War"

Jordan Barsness, "What evidence"

David Halpert, "Ground Zero Tanka"

4 Saturday, April 5, 2003

joseph calderone, "Horseheads 911"

Louise Rachel Quigley, "Poem in a Dangerous Winter"

Joe Aimone, "Insomniac Prayer, Part Two"

Eveline-Adele Halpert, "Evvie's Limerick"

Jeff Schiffman, "The Horseman"

4 Friday, April 4, 2003

Viggo Mortensen, "Back to Babylon"

Michael Zbigley, "Mountain-shadowed, this town"

Max Garland, "The Bombers, A Greek Love Tale"

Siddque Ahmed, "Peace"

F.J. Bergmann, "To the Victims Of Oppression and Terrorism"

4 Thursday, April 3, 2003

Jack Farrell, Untitled

Ricardo Amezquita, "A Nuclear Family Poem"

Quentin Baker, "The Guns of July"

Jackson Rudolph, "Our Face"

puri alvarez, "Peace on the 15th of July"

4 Wednesday, April 2, 2003

M. L. Williams, "Why I continue to protest the war after it has commenced"

Katherine Grace Bond, "The First Lady Invites You to a Symposium on Poetry and the American Voice"

Jaclyn Friedman, "State of the Union: A Lost and Found Poem"

Tasneem Khalid, "My America"

Frank Walkingfeather, "on preparing for war"

4 Tuesday, April 1, 2003

Robert Arlt, "The Race of War"

Carolyn Gregory, "NIGHT LIGHT"

Timothy Liu, "Knowing When to Stop"

George Otto, "Material Breach"

Carolyn Bateman, "A Brief History of Anger"

4 Monday, March 31, 2003

Carlen Arnett, "Statement & Conscience"

Raymond Thibodeaux, "A Kind of Blinding" and Statement of Conscience

Ellen Bass, "Pray for Peace"

Patricia Nelson, "Iraqui War Haiku"

Patrick Daly, "The War"

4 Sunday, March 30, 2003

Sina Queyras, "Spangled"

Carol Davis Koss, "Street Scene -- When All Is Said and Done"

Kate Bertrand, "What Did the Birds Do?"

Andres Sebastian Besserer, "From distant landscapes..."

Scott Wannberg, "Emily Dickinson in Iraq"

4 Saturday, March 29, 2003

Alexandra Indira Sanyal, "Untitled"

Sonia Arora, "Cornered"

Bobby Alexander, "Doves"

Nels Christianson, "the old soldiers"

Rick Newby, "Montana Landscape, Wartime Blues"

4 Friday, March 28, 2003

Paul Chubbuck, "Grief Prayer"

Christina Fernandez, "Winter's Eve"

Bob Pavlik, "My Nephew"

Vincent Mowrey, "The Memory of Eyes"


4 Thursday, March 27, 2003

Marjorie Rommel, "The grandmothers go to war"

Adrianne Kalfopoulou, "Photograph (Athens, 1943)"

Mark Burrows, "Three Silences"

Marion Boyer, Her Favorite Story"

Bitters Aaamerica, "How would you feel? if"

4 Wednesday, March 26, 2003

Lark Simmons, "Let Them Have Conversation"

Joan Swift, "THE MIDWAY SAILS FOR VIETNAM, April 10, 1972"

Mark (HQ) Crawford, "The Sentries"

Patricia Bernstein, "Choices"

Mark Dixon, "Cold Bronze"

4 Tuesday, March 25, 2003

Joel Friederich, "A Fairy Tale"

Sherry Rind, "Fluidity"

Hiroaki Hayashi, "We can hear the lines"

Linda Vilhjalmsdottir, "Statement of Conscience"

Kati Hamilton, "Our World"

4 Monday, March 24, 2003

Adrienne Bennett, "A Poem of Dreams and Wind"

Pit Menousek Pinegar, "In Iraq"

Arturo Valdez Castro, "THE LAST TABLET"

Ron Antonucci, "War Words"

4 Sunday, March 23, 2003

Gerry McFarland, "Gunner Apologizes for Not Shooting"; "Gunner Tells What Happened"; "Gunner Tries To Die"

Anna Balint, "Mr. Shimoe"

leslie barnwell, "Urgent message to bush and cohorts"

marion zeeman, "Kashmar (Nightmare)"

4 Saturday, March 22, 2003

Leigh Herrick, "What Will Happen to You"

Etnairis Rivera, "The Righteous Peace Song"

Lola Haskins, "November, 2001"

Abraham Nahum, "chip warfare"

Jiaquan Fan, "From A Chinese Student in Washington"

4 Friday, March 21, 2003

Ellen Hinsey, "INTERDICTION"

Abbas Saffari, "WAR IN A DEAD END ALLEY"

John Gajewski, "Viewing a Photograph Made by Susan Meiselas"

Kirsten Dierking, "JANUARY 2003"

J. Elizabeth Clark, "Resident's Notes: Chief Complaint-1 a.m."

4 Thursday, March 20, 2003

Daniel Kiely, "I don't want my wife to die"


Jaan Kaplinski, "Bertrand Russell 1872 - 1970"

River Malcolm, "Two Marys in Madison, Wisconsin"

Svetlana Kilina, "Two Thousand Years, after Victor Tsoi, translated from Russian"

4 Wednesday, March 19, 2003

Robyn Hunt, "My Home Can Fly"

Joy Dworkin, "Morning at the Neretva River. November 8, 1993."

Louis Jenkins, "War Surplus"

M. Tracey Chesler, "Sleeping Bears"

richard king, "Catch 23"

4 Tuesday, March 18, 2003

Todd Huffmann, "The End Of The Day"

Rita Brady Kiefer, "Trilogy of War Poems"

Rajaa A. Gharbi, Three poems from "From Songs of a Grasshopper"

Marisol Kaminski, "Deh Wahrein at Harvest Time"

Jayne Kaszynski, "El Dia De Los Muertos"

4 Monday, March 17, 2003

Mark Frutkin, "Reinventing the World"

Katherine Hawkins, "Our city, your war"

Rafael Salvador, "Poor of Love"

Diane Saenz, "poets don't win wars"

Lucia Cordell Getsi, "Living in Trees"

4 Sunday, March 16, 2003

Arancha Cienfuegos, "Have you ever been to Mostar?"

Maria Menexeli, "Ark of souls"

Yehia Lababidi, "Hard Days"

Guadalupe Saavedra, "My dreams"

Abraham Aaran-Lee, "A Nobler Flame"

4 Saturday, March 15, 2003

William Ashworth, "WAR POEM"

Jeff Gundy, "Epiphany with Sirens and White-Tail"

Shilpa Kamat, "story my mother told me"

Michaela Kahn, "conspiracy of trains"

Liz Macaulay, "Willows"

4 Friday, March 14, 2003

Susan Atefat-Peckham, "24. Our Vigil"

Jenny Goldberg, "Black Angel"

Manuel Van Thienen, "MAISON (HOME)"

Houda Al Naamani, "Tomorrow"

Jeremy Voigt, "Warehouse Talk"

4 Thursday, March 13, 2003

Isabel Keating, "Laura's Lament"

Peter Harris-Kunz, "Home in a Box Blues"

Naomi Replansky, "Epitaph 1945"

Rashaan Alexis Meneses, "Statement of Conscience from a Twenty-something Angeleno"

Ann Brennan, "Soul People"

4 Wednesday, March 12, 2003

bob bullock, "When Tom Peacock Came Home"

Amanda Leigh Rogers, "The Souls of the Beautiful Dead Live in That Place"

Julie Suarez, "Coming Home, September 11, 2001"

Matt Beagle Bourgault, "The Zero Factor"

Tina Castaneres, "New Song of Innocence and Experience"

4 Tuesday, March 11, 2003

winnie wong, "sanctuary under a palm frond"

Elizabeth Gordon, "Game Is Over, President Tells Iraq (newspaper headline 2-7-03)"

Bill Watremblay, "LETTER TO SAM HAMILL"

Susan Goodwill, No War Button"

Beth Cortez-Neavel, "Absolutely Nothing"

4 Monday, March 10, 2003

James Moore, "SOON"

Michelle Noullet, "The Grace of Angels"

Sue Walker, "Shipping Out"

Joel Peckham, "Asleep at the wheel"

Susan Anthony, "On George W. Bush - A Haiku"

4 Sunday, March 9, 2003

Nicomedes Suárez-Araúz, "PROLOGUE TO END ALL WARS"

Gaurav Thapa, "The Unsure Eyes"

Floyce Alexander, "Dream of Cesar Vallejo"

Buff Whitman-Bradley, "Freshly shelled peas"

joan wagner, "my old dog is a pacifist"

4 Saturday, March 8, 2003


Leonore Wilson, "Tomoko Uemura Is Bathed by Her Mother"

Bridget Balthrop Morton, "Moreno Street"

John Paul Adams, "Dying as light"

Maxwell Corydon Wheat Jr., "Iraq"

Nadine Kachur, "How It Was Before"

4 Friday, March 7, 2003

Helen Shanley, "TV Take on What We Did to Afghanistan"

Alessandro Agostinelli, "brodskij"

Naomi Replansky, "Epitaph 1945"

Joanne Gonzalez, "Everything"

Steve Blake, "No"

4 Thursday, March 6, 2003

K. Stafford, for William Stafford, "Entering History"

Group Poem from El Centro de la Raza, ages 7-10, "Imagining How It's Going To Be"

Timothy Young, "The Thread of Sunlight"

Susan McKeon-Steinmann, "Seeds of Kent State"

Carol Igoe, "Names"

4 Wednesday, March 5, 2003

Robert Sanders, "Statement of Conscience" and "I have not begun"

Marjatta Kaarakka, "After a document"

Mohja Kahf, "Parturition"

Janet Aalfs, "Citizen of a Superpower Sits At Abd El-Hadi's Table"

Tim Connelly, "The Village Where Innocents Died" and "The Cost of War"

4 Tuesday, March 4, 2003

kenneth lincoln, "Los Alamos Cloudburst"

Oswald LeWinter, "NOCTES IRAE"

Sarah Anderson, "Things to do this afternoon"

Joseph Aprile, "Life Cheap Death Expensive" and "War"

Anne de Hugard, "Frost Tender"

Carol Conroy, "Statement of Conscience"

4 Monday, March 3, 2003

Matthew Cavnar, "True Story"

Pilar Gomez-Ibanez, "That We Might Leave This Place"

Harriette P. Cohn, "Let Us Have Peace"

john smith, "blue jay"

Jon Cone, "Morning"

Laurel Snyder, "Long Walk: the Day Before"

4 Sunday, March 2, 2003

Jennifer Ansbach, "The Reservist"

Kate Noakes, "don't say this in my name"

Philip Appleman, "THIS YEAR'S VALENTINE"

Eseohe Arhebamen, "You stars, come down"

Caroline Ravenfox, "memories of war, an anti war pantoum"

4 Saturday, March 1, 2003

Barbara Ras, "Remorse the Color of Lavender"

Thomas Bailey, "Seeing the Light"

Beth Raymer, "A child's century of war"

Erica Weick, "Sunset lessons""

4 Friday, February 28, 2003

Gail V. Amburgey, "These Days"

Tanner Shipley, "My Wish for the World"

George Callan, "Who is This Sorrow?"

Edgar Silex, "Chief Nanay Appears in the Holy Land"

4 Thursday, February 27, 2003

Alex Meliones, "my right and left" and "a little deer"

Elizabeth Austen, "The Permanent Fragility of Meaning"

Jim Pearson, "kunishi ridge 2nd bn., first marines"

Penelope Austin, "War Breaks Out Again"

Frank DeSanto, "The Futility of Anti-War Poetry"

4 Wednesday, February 26, 2003

Stephen Pradarelli, "Freedom From Fear"

John Sevcik, "The MIA"

Majid Naficy, "A Song for Peace"

Susan McKeon-Steinmann, "Seeds of Kent State"

4 Tuesday, February 25, 2003

For personal reasons, we were unable to post daily poems for Monday, February 24. Thank you for understanding.


Leah Ancel, "Catch Me"

Patricia Friedland, "Statement of Conscience"

Buland áal-Haidary, "Old Age"

Beatrix Gates, "Inaugural"

4 Sunday, February 23, 2003

alise alousi, “What to Count”

Sally Avignone, “Selling Flowers”

Sophia Crawford-Hayes, “I Don't Like War"

Randolph Nesbitt, “The Curious King”

Joshua Weitz, “Golan Wine”

4 Saturday, February 22, 2003

Marjorie Manwaring, “Answers from the Man Who Tried to Cook an Egg over the Eternal Flame in Paris”

Halley Angela Brooks, “The Lucky Ones”

Nancy Culbertson, “Spectacle”

Kent Johnson, “Baghdad”

Clem Block, Comments to Bush

Michael Coady, Statement