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For National Poetry Month, we look at Roger Bonair-Agard's meditation on survival, race and establishing personhood in a world that says you have none.

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Certain right-wingers are really upset (!) at President Obama for shaking Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's hand at the Summit of the Americas last weekend, because shaking hands with enemies indicates weakness and is just not done, you see with a few notable exceptions.

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Could it be that diplomacy works better than a my-way-or-the-highway approach when dealing with adversarial nations? Judging by President Obama's apparent progress with the Cuban government, the answer would seem to be yes.

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