Think about your poetry. Do you think you have written a poem with activist intent? Or maybe you have written one unintentionally. Activist poetry does not have to be overt. Often the most powerful activist poetry is subtle. Look back at your writing and edit one of your activist poems to strengthen it. Or write a new one. Choose any topic that matters to you, including, but not limited to: race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, language, guns, privilege, climate change. Here are recent examples from YWP: Nightheart’s “To All the People Who Hate Muslims;” and from my blog, “Cages," and "Speak." Due April 19
- Alexandra Contreras-Montesano
Any questions or comments? Contact me on my YWP blog.
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