Anne Hamilton/Hamilton Dramaturgy

New Poem

Syria Crisis Ad, pg. 108, This Week’s New Yorker


liberalism, democracy

air strikes.

UN sanctions, conservative filibuster

budget debate, Obamacare

I’m scared. Help me.

         There’s not enough food.

       It’s hot. My sister’s dead.

   And Mommy can’t move.

One set of hurt eyes – a little boy’s –

Tell me that words are cheap

when people are dying.

Stop. Wasting. Time.  Do. Something. Right.



© Anne Hamilton, Sept. 22, 2013

Anne Reads Her Poetry at the Cherry Lane
Just a reminder, WOMEN’S WORDS has been postponed to Wednesday, December 12th.   Hope to see you at the Cherry Lane at 7:00 This is a fund raiser for the League of Professional Theatre Women.  Seniors are $12 and General Admission is $20 at the box office.


Anne To Read Her Poetry at the Cherry Lane

Thanks to a kind invitation from my friend Harriet Slaughter, I’ll be reading my new poetry at the historic Cherry Lane Theatre in New York City in September.

Harriet is a Retired Arts Administrator, the former Co- President of the League of Professional Theatre Women, and its 30th Anniversary Co-Chair. The poetry reading is an official selection of “30 Plays Celebrate 30 Years“. Everyone is welcome!

*Monday, September 10
Cherry Lane Theatre | 38 Commerce St., NY, NY
Curated by Harriet Slaughter
Women’s Words, poetry by Anne Hamilton, Dael Orlandersmith, Mira Spektor, Harriet Slaughter and other poets.

Read Anne’s Lead Article July 24th on Healing Through the Arts on the Open to Hope Website

Anne’s lead article “Writing Poetry Helps Decades After Friend’s Death” will appear on the Open to Hope website on July 24th, and will remain on the site. Search for her articles under her name.

The Open to Hope Foundation ( helps provide guidance and hope to those who have suffered losses, particularly the death of loved ones. Anne has a column on Healing Through the Arts and she has created a series of articles based on her own experience of processing grief through artistic expression. Part II describes her inspiration for her poem “Summer Storm”. Check back for Parts III and IV, which will be published soon.