CRY HAVOC! Poetry of War and Remembrance 1968-2008

Cry Havoc PosterWhen the story of the massacre at My Lai, Vietnam, in March 1968 was finally revealed in the press, everything changed. Public opinion swung against the war, activism raged, and America began to withdraw from a fight that had lost all legitimacy. Poets, artists and activists remind us that all war is a failure of the moral imagination, and teach us through their language and social practice to guard against forgetting. Poetry restores to us the horror of conflict and offers paths toward its transcendence. Poets, critics, journalists and visual artists will converge to recall the lessons of war over this violent half century, and to plot new strategies for peaceful futures.

 

 


Participants

Khaled Mattawa
Harry Mattison
Ken McCullough
Dunya Mikhail
U Sam Oeur
Brian Turner
Saadi Yousef

 

 

 

 


Schedule of Events

Monday, March 30

Cry Havoc! Resisting Power in a Half Century of War: Seymour Hersh and Amy Goodman in conversation (With a Tribute to Father Daniel Berrigan, S.J)
7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Reception and book signing will follow at 9:30 PM in Healy Hall, 2nd floor.
Moderator: Henry Schwarz

Tuesday, March 31

Terror and Image: Poetry, the Built, and the Visual from Cambodia to El Salvador to Fallujah
10:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Ken McCullough presenting the poetry of U Sam Oeur, Harry Mattison, and Siah Armajani
Moderator: Andrew Rubin

Sorrows of Baghdad: Poetry of the Shattered Home and the Troubled Soldier: A poetry reading with Brian Turner, Dunya Mikhail, Khaled Mattawa
1:45 PM – 3:30 PM
Moderator: Carolyn Forché

War and Remembrance: Surviving with Language and Memory
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
A Panel with all participating artists.
Moderator: Jennifer Natalya Fink

War and Remembrance: Poetry of War and Memory, 1968-2008
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Poetry readings by Yusef Komunyakaa, James Fenton and Carolyn Forché
Moderator: Mark McMorris
Reception and book signing to follow at 9:30 PM in the ICC Galleria


Video

Monday, March 30, 2009

SYMPOSIUM I: Cry Havoc! Resisting Power in a Half Century of War: Seymour Hersh and Amy Goodman in conversation (With a Tribute to Father Daniel Berrigan, S.J)

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

SYMPOSIUM II: Terror and Image: Poetry, the Built, and the Visual from Cambodia to El Salvador to Fallujah

POETRY READING: Sorrows of Baghdad: Poetry of the Shattered Home and the Troubled Soldier

SYMPOSIUM III: War and Remembrance: Surviving with Language and Memory

POETRY READING: War and Remembrance: Poetry of War and Memory, 1968- 2008