On April 20, 2010, 9 Latino scholars chained themselves to the most doorways of the Arizona country Capitol in an act of civil disobedience to protest Arizona’s SB 1070. Moved by means of the scholars’ activities, that very same day Francisco X. Alarcón spoke back by way of writing a poem in Spanish and English titled “Para Los Nueve del Capitolio/ For the Capitol Nine,” which he devoted to the scholars. the scholars responded to the poem with a collective on-line message. To percentage with the area what used to be occurring, Alarcón then created a fb web page referred to as “Poets Responding to SB 1070” and published the poem, launching a robust and dynamic discussion board for social justice.
Since then, greater than 3 thousand unique contributions via poets and artists from worldwide were published to the web page. Poetry of Resistance bargains a variety of those works, addressing a large choice of issues, together with racial profiling, xenophobia, cultural false impression, violence opposed to refugees, shared id, and lots more and plenty extra. members comprise amazing poets corresponding to Francisco Aragón, Devreaux Baker, Sarah Browning, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Susan Deer Cloud, Sharon Dubiago, Martín Espada, Genny Lim, Pam Uschuk, and Alma Luz Villanueva.
Bringing jointly greater than 80 writers, the anthology powerfully articulates the necessity for swap and the primacy of easy human rights. each one poem indicates the heartfelt commitment those writers and artists need to justice in an international that has develop into higher than borders. Poetry of Resistance is a poetic demand tolerance, mirrored image, reconciliation, and healing.