introducing first themed month
During the month of September on Poets’ Corner, arts charity Leaveners introduces its first ever online poetry archive inspired by a humanitarian theme. Instead of showcasing the work of one aspiring poet as usual, the platform will feature submissions from poets of all styles, levels, ages and backgrounds on the theme of ‘Displacement: Stories of Hope and Humanity’.
Currently 60 million people worldwide are suffering from displacement (UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, 2015). People fled their homes and countries due to causes of war, conflict and injustice. Through the poetry archive on Displacement, ‘Poets’ Corner’ aims to uncover the stories of compassion, camaraderie, and kindness that swim beneath the surface during these times of great suffering, helplessness and hardship.
Finding hope and humanity through the stories of people who directly experienced or engaged with displacement seems more necessary than ever. On behalf of the Leaveners and ‘Poets’ Corner’ team, I would like to thank all poets who contributed to this important archive with their beautiful poetry.
Programme Leader Leaveners / Poets’ Corner
Guest Poetry Curator Poets’ Corner
Please generously share your feedback and thoughts with our poets and others through the comments section under the poems.