Speaking Truth to Power

a crucial role for poets in the face of political and media rhetoric designed to obscure, manipulate, or worse

From G Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day) about the 100 Thousand Poets for Change Global Event (100TPC Website). She discusses also an event I am planning for Jerusalem during Sukkot this year. Thanks to Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion for their amazing work founding and keeping 100TPC going!

Jamie Dedes' THE POET BY DAY Webzine

“Pithy and powerful, poetry is a popular art form at protests and rallies. From the civil rights and women’s liberation movements to Black Lives Matter, poetry is commanding enough to gather crowds in a city square and compact enough to demand attention on social media. Speaking truth to power remains a crucial role of the poet in the face of political and media rhetoric designed to obscure, manipulate, or worse.” MORE, Poetry Foundation

OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS, I’m inviting all Facebook friends – and this post is an open invitation – whether you are poets or not – to Like 100,000 Poets (and friends) for Change 2018 GLOBAL EVENT. Of course, there’s no obligation to do so, however given the state of the world at this time, it’s important to throw our energy and support behind this effort. It sends out a message to those…

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