Poetry and Terror

Posted in announcements on June 14, 2018 by admin

Peter and I have turned our video discussions of Coming To Jakarta into a book that will be published in the fall by Lexington Books! Most of the book will consist of the transcribed interviews (polished and enhanced with supplementary notes) but Peter also added extensive analysis of the political developments in Indonesia since his poem was published, and wrote new material about his relationship to the poem and the role of poetry in the world.

The book is titled, Poetry and Terror: Politics and Poetics in Coming to Jakarta.

At the publisher’s request, I’ll be taking down our video discussions from YouTube and removing all the posts here that once linked to the videos. I hope that everybody who wanted to view them has been able to do so. They’ll shortly be reintroduced into the world in printed form.

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The American Deep State

Posted in videos on November 23, 2014 by admin

A discussion with Peter Dale Scott about his new book, The American Deep State: Wall Street, Big Oil, and the Attack on U.S. Democracy.

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Greek Theater

Posted in poetry on September 7, 2014 by admin

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 »

More Deep Politics

Posted in videos on October 6, 2013 by admin

We take another break from the book to discuss more Deep Politics.
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Greek Theater: new draft

Posted in poetry on August 1, 2013 by admin

UPDATE: a final draft of this poem has been posted here.

This is a new draft of a poem by Peter Dale Scott that was originally posted here in order receive feedback from readers. Here is Peter’s description of this revision:

I consider this a near-final version of my poem. I think I’ve pretty much ended changing it on my own initiative. But would still welcome feedback from readers, which has been helpful in the past.

You can read the original draft along with the comments it received here, and the second draft and its comments here. Read more »

Greek Theater: second draft

Posted in poetry on March 13, 2013 by admin

UPDATE: a final draft of this poem has been posted here.

This is the second draft of a poem by Peter Dale Scott that was originally posted here in order receive feedback from readers. You can read the original draft along with the comments it received here, and what will probably be the final draft here. (Though you’re still invited to make comments on it.) Read more »

Greek Theater: a poem

Posted in poetry on February 28, 2013 by admin

UPDATE: a final draft of this poem has been posted here.

The following is a new poem by Peter Dale Scott, which he is posting on this blog in order to solicit public feedback for future revision. Here is his message to readers of this post:

For the first time in my life, I am publishing a Final Draft of a poem on the Internet, with an invitation to viewers to record, not just their likes or dislikes, but also specific comments on the poem where they think it could be improved. The period for possible changes will continue for a few weeks. Read more »

Tilting Point

Posted in videos on January 6, 2013 by admin

We take a break from the Coming To Jakarta readings to discuss Peter’s new poetry collection: Tilting Point.

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Deep Politics Intro

Posted in Uncategorized on July 29, 2012 by admin

We take a break from the poem to discuss the subject of Deep Politics that Peter writes about in his prose books.

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