January 11, 2013
These days, the only reasonable thing to say to Power is, "Here's the arrest warrant, please come quietly." But Speaking Truth, that's a different story. We speak truth to affirm and reaffirm who and what we are, what the reality of the world is, and why it is the way it is. Not an easy task — like breathing — but just as necessary. To talk about Speaking Truth I turned to the poet and radio journalist Dennis Bernstein, author most recently of Special Ed: Voices from a Hidden Classroom (NYQ Books, 2012), and host of KPFA's Flashpoints. Thanks, Dennis, for nattering on with me and for reading a couple of your poems! Total runtime fifty eight minutes. Brevis esse labōrō, obscūrus fiō.