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SXSW 2021

The Role of Poets as Community Organizers

A panel of two poets and community organizers discussing the routes they took to arrive at writing poetry and the ways in which they have use poetry writing to help cope with emotional trauma and build community.

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  1. Poetry serves as a vehicle for expressing emotions and relaying personal experiences.
  2. Poetry can be helpful as a therapeutic tool.
  3. Poetry can facilitate community building.

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Imogen Arate, Executive Producer and Host, Poets and Muses

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