Poetry in time of Protest

Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin is an anthology of wordsmiths that have used the pen to articulate the broken dreams and feelings of hopelessness that pervade the very fabric of a society that is left to grapple with the ongoing disparities within our justice system and culture.

This work is edited and compiled by Philip Cushway and Michael Warr and is dedicated "to all those who have died because of the color of their skin". Of Poetry & Protest: From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin brings poets together in a candid reflection of where America stands right now in relation to the color line, W.E.B Du Bois lamented that this would be the problem of the 20th Century but prophetically it has become the problem of this century as well.

Of Poetry & Protest, features many essays and poems from a wide range of authors including "The Talk" by Jeannine Amber and the poem "A Note on My Son's Face" by Toi Derricotte.

Here are a list of other poets who wrote poems and essays of protest:

RIOT - Gwendolyn Brooks

What kind of times are these - Adrienne Rich 

America - Claude McKay

If you would like to explore more Protest Poetry you can also log on to the Denver Public Library research page and use the database Literature Resource Center, using your library card.

Written by J.Allen on May 5, 2017

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