Poetry seems able more than any other art form to reject society and political reality. But even though poetry seems to be the most exclusive form of cultural expression, it has always had the power to give people political inspiration. After decades in which poets have turned away from political reality, a new energy has built up in the present – young poets take positions, using poetry to inspire, motivate and even mobilise people. What gives poetry its social power? How can be poetry an instrument for mobilising people? How does a political or activist topic affect and influence the language of poetry and how can poetry influence politics and activism?
Languages: Dutch with German subtitles, English with German subtitles, German
Curated by: Bas Kwakman
Project organiser: Jutta Büchter