Reading Today

I will be reading together with Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion, co-founders of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, and with many other poets--among them Marco Cinque, Massimiliano Damaggio and Edoardo Olmi of Rome's Revolutionary Poets Brigade--tonight. Paul Polansky, that I have met 3 years ago in Bologna, will be the guest poet. Giuseppe Natale and his amazing guitar and music will be there to make this event even more special.

It will be a reading in memory of 13 yo Andy Lopez, who was killed in October 2013 in Santa Rosa, California. It will be a reading against police brutality. But, and I am talking at a personal level, it will also be a reading in which I will question again the role of revolutionary poetry. The world needs more and more poets who are ready to protest via their lines and words, because poetry can truly touch the chords of people. Poetry can truly be a means to change what we don't like out there. Indeed, Poets have the Power!

Join us tonight if you are in Rome. The reading will be from 6:00 PM at the Biblioteca di Archeologia e Storia dell'Arte, Via del Collegio Romano 27 (2nd floor).

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