International Ballroom South, Hilton Chicago | March 1, 2012
Episode 50: Political Poetry: America and Abroad
(Nick Flynn, Matthea Harvey, Jeff Shotts, Tom Sleigh, Jeffrey Yang) In a year of national election and in another year of war and human rights violations, we turn to poetry for... what, exactly? Four poets offer their own responses to the role of the poet in confronting national and international political situations--from the so-called war on terror to government-sanctioned uses of torture, from resistance movements to the political imprisonment of Nobel Peace Prize-winner Liu Xiaobo.
Published Date: September 5, 2012