If we are to be in crisis, let us at least have poetry!!!
Kim Addonizio wrote: “Writing a poem in such times may feel like fiddling while Rome burns. Yet we’re poets. Writing is what we do in the world – or part of it anyway – and as ephemeral as it might sometimes seem, the making of poems is a necessary act, one that allies itself with hope rather than despair.”
On World Poetry Day, impepho press, in collaboration with Bridges – A PanAfrican Movement and Hear My Voice are pulling together poets and poetry lovers who are deciding to align themselves with hope rather than dispair.