Poetry is a popular art form at protests and rallies both pithy and powerful. From the civil rights and women’s liberation movements to fetch justice for the mob, poetry is commanding enough to gather crowds in a city square and compact enough to demand attention on social media. Speaking truth to power remains a crucial role of the poet in the face of political and media rhetoric designed to obscure, manipulate, or worse.
A pioneer in modern poetry K Satchidanandan talks on the topic Poetry and Resistance at the third edition of KLF. He also serves as the festival director also.
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