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A Special Opportunity for Teachers:
I'm writing to announce a special opportunity for K-12 teachers from the Favorite Poem Project. If you're not a teacher, but would like to help us spread the word, please forward this email to an educator you know.

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, in cooperation with the Boston University School of Education, is accepting applications from teachers and teacher/administrator teams across grade level for a remarkable week of poetry in Boston, July 16-20. Participants will read and discuss poems with renowned practitioners of the art, five award-winning American poets. Past faculty include Frank Bidart, Mark Doty, Carl Phillips, Louise Glück and Heather McHugh. Teachers will work in groups to develop lesson plans to share with each other and bring back to their classrooms.

Visit the Favorite Poem Project website (link below) to learn more, or to request an application.

Best wishes,

Maggie Dietz
Director, Favorite Poem Project




House passes CISPA: The House passed CISPA yesterday, and we want to make a splash as the focus shifts to the Senate.

More than 70,000 of you have emailed the Senate since yesterday, admonishing them to reject CISPA and protect our privacy and civil liberties.

If you haven't yet, please click here to email your Senators right away.

And please ask your friends to get involved right away.

You can link back to us, use these links to share the campaign (and our Lolcat), or just forward the email below.

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We pushed them to the brink, but House Republicans rammed through CISPA yesterday afternoon, ahead of schedule.

Let's make sure it dies in the Senate: Please click here to email your Senators right away.

Our hundreds of thousands of emails and tens of thousands of phone calls have had a real impact:

Amendments were adopted that made CISPA (marginally) better.
Earlier this month CISPA was supposed to sail through, but we helped foment real opposition, and the vote was far closer than anybody could have imagined even a couple of weeks ago.
Most Democrats held firm in opposition, and more than two dozen libertarian-leaning Republicans defied their leadership and vote no.
Most importantly, President Obama has threatened to veto CISPA.
The Senate will consider cyber security legislation in the coming weeks. Let's turn up the heat right away:

Click here to tell the Senate to reject CISPA and any and all legislation that doesn't respect privacy and civil liberties.

Thanks for fighting by our side, and please encourage your friends to get involved (and share our Lolcat). You can link back to us, forward this email, or use these links:

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No War in Iran: Let us use our voices to thoughtfully engage others in peaceful dialogues about how violence might be avoided. We should not permit ourselves to allow war to happen with Iran.

Ten Practices of “Just Peacemaking”

Support nonviolent direct action.
Take independent initiatives to reduce threat.
Use cooperative conflict resolution.
Acknowledge responsibility for conflict and injustice and seek repentance and forgiveness.
Advance democracy, human rights, and religious liberty.
Foster just and sustainable economic development.
Work with emerging cooperative forces in the international system.
Strengthen the United Nations and international efforts for cooperation and human rights.
Reduce offensive weapons and weapons trade.
Encourage grassroots peacemaking groups and voluntary associations.
Source: Rose Marie Berger, Associate editor, Sojourners,

Voices needs your help to continue our work. Join us in our efforts by contributing whatever you can.
Watch for our next Arab Spring installment on Saudi Arabia.
Learn more about Iran, its people and culture in Voices book, Seda: Voices of Iran.

A Final Word

As always, Voices could use your help in continuing our work. Help us to continue to take steps, one after another, for a better tomorrow.

May each of us work to sustain ourselves by creating hope in this new year.

You can also donate by check, made payable to Voices Education Project and sent to: 4669 Eastern Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103, USA

Your gift is tax deductible and we welcome gifts large and small. Thank you for participating in the work of Voices, and may we all have a more compassionate, tolerant and peace-filled 2012.

Marilyn Turkovich, Director

6710 NE Dapple Ct
Seattle, WA 98110
United States




Message of Hope and Continuity for the Sisterhood of the Guild:
Hello and Happy Spring to you!

I am grateful for the communication I have received from so many of you. Your candid remarks and thoughtful responses to questions we asked have proved to be very illuminating to me. The IWWG Board and I have listened to you, and because you wanted the Guild's activities--The Spring Big Apple and the Summer Conference--to continue, the Board voted unanimously to move forward with the planning and preparation of both activities. And now, here we are with only a few days away from this season's BIG APPLE CONFERENCE, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, April 14-15. We have also begun planning and organizing the Summer Conference at Yale (Friday-Tuesday, June 22-26)!!

I am delighted to announce that Marj Hahne, longtime Guild member and teacher, poet, and friend to so many of you, will bring her expertise and incredible integrity and focus to the Summer Conference planning. Marj has accepted my invitation to work as our Summer Conference Coordinator. We are working now to determine the new structure of our four-day conference. We ask that you save those dates (June 22-26) and watch for updates which will be coming shortly! We promise to send the details of costs, specific programs, and workshop directors very soon. Thanks for your patience.

We all share the vision to create and nurture an enlivening, enduring community of women writers. The MAGIC of the International Women's Writing Guild continues, thanks to all you incredible women.

We invite you to join us in continuing the magic at this weekend's Spring Big Apple, an incredible two days of three amazing speakers, a Meet and Pitch to the Agents, and an IWWG Members' Book Fair!


Cynthia Fritts Stillwell, Executive Director

Don't miss your chance to ReNEW the Magic...

To the poet, the human community is like the community of birds to a bird, singing to each other. Love is one of the reasons we are singing to one another, love of language itself, love of sound, love of singing itself, and love of the other birds.

~ Sharon Olds

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Greetings: Dear Writers and Poets:
Good Friday and Happy Easter, may it all be a blessing to you and yours


Gary Drury, author, editor, publisher

Submissions are always welcome.




Breath and Shadow, Volume 9, Number 1, Winter 2012:
In this year’s Winter Issue we feature poems by Elisa Karbon, Anthony
Lafond, Jimmy Burns, Achilleas Michailides and Raud Kennedy. There is
a short story by Erika Jahneke and a flash fiction piece by Ashley
Dean. Finally, the issue contains a powerful essay by Bridgit
Kuenning-Pollpeter and a touching creative non-fiction piece by Judith

Our editors hope you enjoy this issue of Breath and Shadow. Please
recommend us to your friends. In this difficult economy, we are
struggling along with most non-profits. Your tax deductible donations
are essential to the work we do. Visit our web site for details. We
are also seeking submissions in all categories—please visit our
website for guidelines.

To read this issue, please visit:

Breath and Shadow Staff:

Chris Kuell, Editor in Chief

Assistant Editors: Abby Astor, Dorothy Baker, Anne Chiapetta, Linda
Cronin, Arden Eli Hill, Tricia Owsley and Suzanne Westhaver

Breath & Shadow is a collaborative effort of AbilityMaine, Resources
for Organizing and Social Change (ROSC), and our many valuable readers
and contributors.




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Thanx for all you do.

james m nordlund


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