Poetry without Borders

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Activist poet David Smith-Ferri will read from his book, Battlefield without Borders, at Northtown Books in Arcata, Saturday, March 9, at 7 pm.

Smith-Ferri first visited Iraq in 1999 as part of an eight-member fact-finding delegation. According to his website, he wrote two thirds of the poems while in Iraq after encounters with Iraqi people. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the Iraqi-American Direct
Aid Initiative
.

Check out this October 26, 2007 program from Democracy Now which features Smith-Ferri (about 47 minutes in).

There also happens to be an interview with John Ross in the same program, whose story, Murder in Oaxaca, about the death of independent video-journalist Brad Will, the Journal featured last August. You'll find that interview about 35 minutes into the program.

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