Poetry of Resistance

(April 21, 2017; Book Review, New York Times): “Protest poetry has deep roots in the United States. Poets have used their verses to oppose slavery, the Vietnam War, segregation and racial oppression, the Iraq war, and more recently, discrimination and police violence against African-Americans. So it’s not entirely surprising that there’s been a resurgence of political poetry in the Trump era…. In the months following the 2016 election, poets have rushed out ‘resistance’-themed anthologies, joined marches and rallies to recite their verses, and composed poems that address some of the most divisive issues of our time….”

Read the article and poems on The New York Times

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