"Why Afghan Women Risk Death to Write Poetry"Written by Catherine Rankovic
As human rights diminish, the power of poetry increases. The most oppressed people depend the most on metaphor; that is, on poetry. I believe we are looking here at a version of our own future. Perhaps mass illiteracy will mean poems are called in to somebody who's literate. Perhaps we will even bypass the writing of poems and record them ourselves, and pass the recordings on to a middleman who can keep us anonymous yet get them disseminated; or we will just stand outside of our dwellings and speak our poems and people will gather around to hear the one who dares to speak.
Poetry is serious business!
Writer, with 30+ years' writing and publishing experience, 20+ years' teaching experience. Last book read: Mrs. Lincoln by Catherine Clinton.
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Tuesday, 01 May 2012 20:51
Whew. I wish I didn't feel that you are right. Five years teaching English in the community college makes this feel too close to true.
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