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!
“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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