Zoe Leonard’s installation along the High Line, Manhattan. Photo: Timothy Schenck
June Hirsh sent us today’s selection– a poem written by the artist, Zoe Leonard.
Here is what June wrote about the poem:
I saw this poem as an installation posted on the side of a large brick wall on the High Line – it was weather beaten and all tattered. When I first read this poem, I was very touched and also disturbed. Disturbed when it seems every regressive policy, every cut back, every attack on human rights, growing hunger, the abandonment of poor and working people – nationally and internationally – is being blamed on Trump and on the Republican Party. Then I saw this poem was dated 1992. Bi-partisan complicity – history and food for thought. The time is ripe–build the independent political movement! “
National Poetry Month
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Do you have a favorite political poem that you would like to share? Is there an original poem you’ve written? Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions for consideration.