Poets Speak Out For Refugees

Five poets speak and share their poetry about the recent European refugee crisis in the October 16th edition of The Guardian. “‘No one leaves home unless / home is the mouth of a shark. You only run for the border / when you see the whole city / running as well.’ This evocative stanza from poet Warsan Shire’s Home hit a nerve online recently as the European public finally woke up to the reality of the refugee crisis. Explaining, in short verses, the unthinkable choices refugees must take, Shire writes: ‘no one puts their children in a boat / unless the water is safer than the land.'”

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