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Monday, 18 June 2012

Juliet Poyntz, founding member of the Communist Party U.S.A.

Juliet Poyntz (1886-1937)

My poem about Juliet Poyntz is today discussed in some detail on the very much right of centre American website Neo-neocon here http://neoneocon.com/2012/06/18/juliet-poynz-changer/

Poyntz was a founding member of the Communist Party U.S.A. She became disillusioned with Stalinism and was, apparently, 'disappeared'  by Soviet agents in New York City in June 1937. Her murder happened at a time when the likes of George Bernard Shaw and Lillian Hellman (to name just two) where loudly telling anyone who would listen what a great guy Stalin was.