Activist poet David Smith-Ferri will read from his book, Battlefield without Borders, at Northtown Books in Arcata, Saturday, March 9, at 7 pm.
Smith-Ferri first visited Iraq in 1999 as part of an eight-member fact-finding delegation. According to his website, he wrote two thirds of the poems while in Iraq after encounters with Iraqi people. Proceeds from book sales will benefit the Iraqi-American Direct
Check out this October 26, 2007 program from Democracy Now which features Smith-Ferri (about 47 minutes in).
There also happens to be an interview with John Ross in the same program, whose story, Murder in Oaxaca, about the death of independent video-journalist Brad Will, the Journal featured last August. You'll find that interview about 35 minutes into the program.