James Hannon Poetry Plus

James Hannon is a psychotherapist in Massachusetts where he accompanies adolescents and adults recovering from addictions, illusions, and disappointments.  His poems have appeared in Blue Lake ReviewCold Mountain ReviewThe Fear of Monkeys, Muddy River Poetry ReviewSoundings East, and other journals, and in Gathered: Contemporary Quaker Poets (Sundress, 2013).  His collection, The Year I Learned the Backstroke, was published by Aldrich Press.

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Missives from Paris — April/May 2022

Missives from Paris — April/May 2022

#1: The simple argument: If you are opposed to abortion rights because you are "pro-life," do you make an exception for rape victims? If no, you're a monster. If yes, you're a hypocrite. #2. Paris: Social Memory and Social Amnesia Cemeteries memorialize—and are a good...

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Resisting the Glorification of War

Resisting the Glorification of War

In recent days, I’m thinking again of the futility of war and the importance of war resistance. When we are told to honor the patriots who gave their lives I am reminded of the World War II memorials I saw in a mountain top church in Germany a few years ago. “For the...

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