reading War and Peace.
I'm especially absorbed by the section from the Poetry in a Time of Crisis Conference: Is Poetry Enough (interesting Juliana Spahr essay here. Another essay is here).
Watched Winter Soldier. I'm interested in testimony -- in its necessity.
These are sentences from Jen Scappettone and Judith Goldman:
"Poetry's role is to decrease people's capacity to absorb contradictions quiescently"
"At the same time, however, to testify to war achieving its primary aim -- which is to injure and kill -- is also a symbolic act of remembrance and defiance."