Poetry of Resistance

An international Festival of Poetry of Resistance in honour of the Cuban Five is being planed to coincide with National Poetry Month in Toronto, Canada, April 2009. The Coordinating Committee hopes the festival will ‘encourage popular participation in creative processes which celebrate the life, needs and dreams of the common people and of their communities’.

The organisers believe that international solidarity can bring about cultural development for a world of peace. ‘Solidarity’ they say ‘is what can bring justice to and freedom for the Cuban Five… now in their tenth year of imprisonment as political prisoners in the United States and this Festival honours them as symbols of courage, dignity and the world-wide struggle for peace with justice.’

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