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Poets for Peace — a collaborative annual showcase

Blip Roasters, 1301 Woodswether Road, KC MO 64105, in the West Bottoms 

The first annual Poets for Peace showcase, hosted by PWKC in collaboration with Poetic Underground in May of 2023, was a vibrant spotlight on the poetry community’s call for peace and a highlight of our forthcoming annual Memorial Day protest of nuclear weapon production in KCMO.

Every spring we will feature organizations/leaders we align with, in addition to small businesses and artists to support.

We are grateful to Poetic Underground KC and Blip Coffee for collaborating with us.

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Poets for Peace is a collaborative benefit showcase for PeaceWorks KC hosted by Poetic Underground.
Jay Coghlan, in a video for PeaceWorks-KC in early August, fired away at KC’s nuclear weapon production plant. He challenged, “let us unite in a moral and political effort to rid this world of nuclear weapons and to use the sad occasion of the 75th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing to begin just that very work.”
The novel COVID-19 virus resulted in a novel Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance by PeaceWorks-KC Aug. 9. The annual event took place for the first time not outdoors but online. Victor Dougherty reflected on the Buddhist saying, “As long as there is war within, there will be war without.” Victor led the Zoom attendees in blessings for themselves, for others difficult to embrace, and for the entire world.
PeaceWorks-KC’s annual Hiroshima/Nagasaki remembrance will be held this year online on Sunday, Aug. 9, at 7pm. We’ll have speakers, video, and art. We invite you to make a “ribbon,” part of The Ribbon International, from fabric you fold to about 1 yard x ½ yard and decorate to answer this question: What can I not bear to think of as lost forever in a nuclear war, or any war or environmental disaster?
Man hanging origame peace cranes.