Stewart Acuff

Jul 27

Black Lives Matter

We have multiple racial, social, economic and moral crises in America today. We must not blame young African-Americans for expressing outrage over weekly killings of other African-Americans. We all should be outraged and demanding attention to

Jul 20

Sunday at the laundromat

Spending Sunday lounging at the laundromat Or washateria, as they used to say In Texas where language blended, that Created a communication which lay In the cultures of so many under one hat Native folks, Latino, now Anglos I used

Jul 18

Acuff on WBAI’s Arts Express

Here’s audio of my recent appearance on WBAI-FM’s Arts Express radio show July 16th. I’m so grateful I got to read my poems. Image source: Massimo Margagnoni on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Jul 16

July 29th: Bernie’s Historic Grassroots Organizing Event

The Bernie Sanders presidential campaign truly is a Grassroots Phenomenon. Bernie is running the first truly grassroots presidential campaign in a century of American history. Bernie is running for us! Bernie is running to make our

Jul 14

Keep on Bernie

Carl Sandburg once wrote The strong men keep coming on Makes me think of Bernie to read that quote Bernie keeps coming on like he just won’t be done. We need you Bernie, keep coming! We need to hear the

Jul 13

Why I’m Working Hard For Bernie

There are a lot of great reasons that I’m working as hard as I can for Bernie Sanders. But the two most important reasons I’m committed to Bernie are named Samuel Martin Acuff and Sydney

Jul 11


In Memphis on the Mississippi River in May The heat hangs through the night back into day And if you sit on the levee close to the quick current at night with a beer Trying to chill

Jul 5
We are workers

We are workers

I am proud to announce that my new poem was published on Political Affairs.   The New York Times just ran an interesting article on Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker, his broken promise to prevent right to work

Jul 5

Poverty is growing and democracy is dying

The Pope is right. Unfettered and unrestrained greed and market “magic” and capitalism have failed the world. The recent column from David Brooks about the Pope’s new Papal Encyclical is arrogant and intellectually dishonest. For

Jul 4

The 4th of July

Time to celebrate independence Freedom from tyranny The long struggle to free all Americans And to extend America’s promise To all her people, right? Without regard to race, creed, color, Gender, sexual orientation, language, Place of birth, choice of love No, not

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