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Thich Nhat Hanh discusses poetry and Vietnam

BROADCAST: Apr. 21, 1971 | DURATION: 00:53:16

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Synopsis

In an interview with Studs Terkel, Buddhist monk, peace activist, and poet Thich Nhat Hanh reads poetry from his books “Cry of Vietnam” and “Vietnam: Lotus in A Sea of Fire.” Like the poems read, the conversation focuses on the devastating effects of the Vietnam War; they discuss the loss of culture and poetry in Vietnam, the anti-war protestors in America and Vietnam, and the sadness and resignation of the Vietnamese. Thich Nhat Hanh talks about America’s role in the war, and his experiences campaigning for peace in the United States and speaking with U.S. anti-war veterans. Poems read include: “Our Green Garden” and “Condemnation” and a lullaby is sung by Cao Ngoc Phuong is also featured.