Today's Poetry Poster

Today's Poetry Poster

The poem quoted in this poster was written to be read at a specific occasion—the installation in April 2005 of Mordechai Vanunu as rector of the University of Glasgow. Vanunu was unable to attend because he was detained by the Israeli authorities in Jerusalem and refused permission to leave the country. He had in fact recently spent 18 years in jail, much of it in solitary confinement, for the crime of letting it be known to the world at large that the nuclear installation he was employed in in Israel was secretly making nuclear weapons.