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Speak Peace: American Voices Respond to Vietnamese Children’s Paintings
featured original poems written by American children, veterans, and established poets in response to Vietnamese children’s paintings on peace and war collected over the last 10 years by the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam. A collaborative, international project between Kent State’s Wick Poetry Center and School of Art Galleries, and Soldiers’ Heart, a veterans’ return and healing organization,
toured nationally from September 2010 to September 2013.
Showcasing the visions of Vietnamese children and the power
of poetry to promote healing and reconciliation,
offered a timely testament to the emotional truth of war and peace.
April 20, 2014