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Entries by John Lundberg from 01/2012

The Poetry of North Korea's First Family

| Posted 01.01.2012 | World

The death of Kim Jong-il and the installation of his son Kim Jong-un as North Korea's new "Supreme Leader" has the internet abuzz with speculation as to why Jong-il's other sons were passed over for the position.

Arab Tensions Play Out in Verse on This Season's Million's Poet

| Posted 01.06.2012 | Huffington Post

Million's Poet is evidence not just of the popularity of poetry in the Middle East, but of its power -- particularly as a mouthpiece for progressive thinking in the region.

A Poem May Get a Writer Jailed In China

| Posted 01.22.2012 | World

Chinese writer and activist Zhu Yufu was charged with publishing a provocative poem this past week (the official charge was "inciting subversion of state power"). Zhu's poem is entitled "It's Time," and here it is in translation.

Scotland Celebrates Robert Burns

| Posted 01.29.2012 | World

This past Wednesday was Robert Burns day in Scotland. Whether you're familiar with Burns or not, you know his poetry.