Poets write on both sides of any given war — Edward Hirsch, A Poet’s Glossary
In this conversation, we speak to two socially-engaged artists—Alfian Sa’at and Cecil Rajendra as they discuss the relationship between politics and poetry, and their personal relationships with poetry.
What is the role of poetry in creating reflection and transformation of societal issues? Can poetry nurture independent critical thinking beyond collective perceptions, engage society to interrogate the complexities of existing power structures and speak truth to power?
When: 16 May 2020, 8pm - 9pm
Venue/Organizer: The Substation