Nation: Yevtushenko on Kent State

Russian Poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko has had his troubles in the past for criticizing Soviet policies. In recent years, he has also kept up a poetic and suitably critical commentary on the U.S. scene. Last week in Pravda, Yevtushenko published a 111-line poem to Allison Krause, one of the four students killed by National Guard gunfire at Kent State University. His theme was a gesture reportedly made by Allison, 19, on the day before her death. She put a flower in the muzzle of a Guardsman's rifle and said: "Flowers are better than bullets." It was one of the Russian's more bathetic...

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