In Memoriam:
Yvonne De La Vega
100Thousand Poets for Change, Los Angeles 2020 dedication.


“One Poem: A Protest Reading” a virtual reading presented by the Poetry Coalition in support of BLM

By: Iván Salí In the midst of the social unrest ongoing all over the United States, the Poetry Coalition hosted “One Poem: A Protest Reading in Support of Black Lives,” a virtually-curated event that featured the powerful voices of poets from all over the country. Each poet was invited by a poetry organization they may have participated in or where they are current members. The Poetry Coalition is a network of 25+ poetry organizations under the Poetry Society of America. Part of their mission statement is “to encourage a deeper appreciation of the vitality and breadth of poetry in the cultural conversation.” This virtual event helped to demonstrate the role of artists in times where politica


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