“Would you be interested in going to Salerno, Italy for a 100 Thousand Poets for Change World Conference if we held another gathering at the end of May in 2020? 4 days, workshops, party, reception, tours, poetry readings, tour Pompeii, Amalfi boat cruise…” Michael Rothenberg, 100,000 Poets for Change (100TPC) cofounder In June of 2015, poets and other artists from all over the globe gathered in Salerno, Italy for their first 100,000… Read More

“This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful – in a word, more alive.” Alice Waters, chef, author, food activist, and founder and owner of Chez Panisse in Berkeley, California The header to this post is our new banner for the 2019 The BeZine 100,000 Poets and Others for Change. It was designed by Team Member Corina Ravenscraft (Dragon Dreams). I appreciate… Read More

  “I am content; that is a blessing greater than riches; and he to whom that is given need ask no more.” Henry Fielding (1707-1754), English novelist and playwright perhaps best know for Tom Jones All is quiet here on this street. The birds are coming and going from the several birdfeeders in the yard. They are not alarmed. Their differences in feather coloration do not cause discord. They all take turns… Read More

“Grandchildren restore our zest for life and our faith in humanity.” Anon In the midst of turmoil, our Mother Earth besieged by bloody conflict, in a world beleaguered by well healed negligence, humanity is laced with latent evil … its one great flaw. Children are dying We are dying with you. I am crying for you. Yet, whilst this goes on, you walk the woods, harvesting your pine cones and put them… Read More