CRIME: Bombs for Balalaikas

Again, again, again.

Blood, blood, blood . . .

Art comes cheap no longer

when an innocent being

pays for it with her life.

Who are you, murderers, faces unseen?

—Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Flailing his arms and howling with indignation, Russia's most famous poet declaimed his verse to a packed house at Madison Square Garden's Felt Forum last week at the beginning of a U.S. tour. Eugene McCarthy read a poem against the war in Viet Nam. He was joined by more professional American poets, including James Dickey and Richard Wilbur. The Bijou Singers emitted a...

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