Poets to hold discussion about Iraq

By Kelly Wiley

Students will have the opportunity to discuss their views on the War in Iraq this weekend with various poets from around Kentucky.

On Sunday at 7 p.m., Al’s Bar will host the free event “Poets for Peace, Five Years in Iraq.” Al’s Bar is located downtown at 601 North Limestone St.

Kentucky native George Ella Lyon and Jane Gentry Vance, the state Poet Laureate and a UK English and honors professor, will perform. Music for the event will be provided by Joy Bombs.

“It’s basically some poetry reading and a discussion all centering around the five years that we have now been in Iraq and examining that from multiple angles,” said Lester Miller, co-owner of Al’s Bar.

This will be an opportunity for students to express their views on the War in Iraq. The discussion has no set topic, but Miller said the poets who are performing will spark the interest of many students.

Miller said he hopes students will come and express their views on the war.

The discussion will not be moderated, Miller said, and anyone is free to say what they feel about the war.