For this weekend, and in memory of those who have died for our freedom, Bill Moyers had Maxine Hong Kingston on his show this week. I just watched it and it is incredibly touching. Sandy Scull is on it, and he is one of the poets who was there with me at Esalen. When you hear his poems, you will understand why the power of the poetry there so affected me. He wrote a new one at Esalen on Vietnam and read it to us. James Janko is also interviewed on the show. I have mentioned his book Buffalo Boy and Geronimo as a must-read.
Maxine's newest book is Veterans of War, Veterans of Peace, and it, too sounds like a must-read. She has been working with veterans and writing to aid their healing. This book is their stories. On this weekend, especially, let us move the consciousness of the world toward peace.
You can read more about the show at http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/index-flash.html
It is well worth watching.