Brinson Poetry Reading @ BabGreen 3/7/07

Poetry Reading

On Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at 7pm, the Babylon Green Party will host a poetry reading by Thomas Brinson. He has been writing poetry for the past 40 years as self-meditation against cynicism and nihilism, despair and hopelessness . Brinson enjoys reading his poetry at open mikes all over the Island because he gets to pretend he is the actor he never became 35 years ago. And. after a five year sojourn in Tucson and Sri Lanka, Brinson is again an ardent New York Peace Activist. He has been privileged to be a peace activist most of the years since returning home from Vietnam. Brinson’s return from Vietnam landed him in Washington, DC’s National (it’ll never be ray gun for him) Airport a couple of hours after Martin Luther King was assassinated on April 4th, 1968.

Brinson has enjoyed a diverse work life, gainfully toiling in the fields of publishing, ESL, theatre production, education, government, psychotherapy, mental health program administration and virtual community. He and a Vietnam Veteran colleague, Vince Treanor, wrote seminal literature and conducted the initial workshop trainings throughout the U.S. on the correlation of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Addiction among combat Vietnam Veterans.

Brinson currently serves as a facilitator for Chapter138 of New York Veterans For Peace, and as the Long Island contact for Vietnam Veterans Against War. He served in the II Corps Vietnam from 1967 to 1968, and as a Peacemaker on the Nonviolent Peaceforce in Mutur, Trincomalee, Sri Lanka from 2003 to 2005.

At the April 4, 2007 gathering, the Babylon Green Party will host a discussion of counter-recruiting activities on Long Island with members of the Suffolk Peace Network.  On the May 2, 2007 gathering, the Babylon Green Party will host a Hu8man Rights update with a local Amnesty International member.  For directions to the Babylon Green Gathering, call 422-4702 or email  Children are welcome. All gatherings are Free of Charge, and Open to the Public.

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