During the month of September on Poets’ Corner, arts charity Leaveners publishes poetry on ‘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 are engaged with displacement seems more necessary than ever. Please download the poems ‘New Boy in Class, 1943’ and ‘A New Day’ and print them to display in your Meeting House or other public place. Read all poetry throughout the month here: https://leavenerspoetscorner.wordpress.com/category/displacement-2/