Poetry is activism for a better world

Poetry is activism for a better world

Poetry can help us restructuring our visioning, and imagining the world that we want to live in.

The difference between poetry and rhetoric is meaning, fearlessness, and the ability to transform words into action. A poet writes to scale the balances of power.

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The nomadic power of ideas

Ideas, language, art, and culture can travel beyond borders and push us to break down nation-states that we are so attached to and flags that we write so passionately and kill for. Poetry requires decolonizing the imagination.

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Art is integral in political platforms

How can young people be engaged in the political process? Music, poetry, dance, and culture are the key elements that can incentivize and encourage youth to get active and involved in nowadays changing public policies.

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