I saw a post the other night on Susan Daniels Poetry blog about the opposition to the practice of creating child brides. I sent the link on to my good friend Ann Keeler Evans because I knew she could respond better than I could. She promptly wrote two poetic responses, and last night while her awesome hubby, Steve Mitchell and the boys were rocking at the Bull Run in Lewisburg, we ducked outside for some gritty street poetry. I was thrilled to be able to record these for her and pass them along to Susan’s project.
It’s a horrendous thing, selling little girls into a slavery called marriage. I’m proud of Susan, the Priestess and the others who are fighting back for those who cannot. The international Day of the Girl is Thursday. Maybe you can pitch in and write something for the collection. Words are powerful. Let’s speak out.
- Alicia Keys: Against Our Will: Poetry From Survivors of Human Trafficking (huffingtonpost.com)
- guerrilla tactics (susandanielseden.wordpress.com)
- Poetry Takes Over State Street (chicagoist.com)
- Give Poetry a Try (michelemathews.com)
- New York Uses Poetry to Make Roads Safer for Pedestrians (smartsign.com)
- Poetry for better living (katieleigh.wordpress.com)