In this first installment of a series of video podcasts, Peter Dale Scott — poet, political researcher, and former Canadian diplomat and U.C. professor — talks about the unusual circumstances that led to the writing of a book length poem that was never planned. Read more »
The following is the final version of Peter Dale Scott’s much reworked poem “Greek Theater,” now subtitled, “Mario Savio and the Socratic Quest.” It replaces earlier versions of the poem that appeared on this blog. (First draft, second draft, third draft.) The poem will be published as the Epilogue of Peter’s prose political book, The Deep American State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy, due from Rowman & Littlefield in November, 2014. Read more »
Let there be the courage.
In this world where we live by forgetting.
For so long.
The cunning plan.
On the surface of the water.
A loud prophetic blast of harmony.
It has been said many times
The certainty of that power