The danger of Poetry: Poets killed in the last year

There is no safe place for poets> nor in the West, nor in the East.
Argentinian poet Facundo Cabral, killed in Guatemala
Will Da Real One” shot and killed in front of  Literary Café and Poetry Lounge in Miami
Salvador Iborra killed for a bicycle in Barcelona
The Chechen Ruslan Akhtakhanov killed in Moscow
Suryamani Biswal killed by truck in India
Shamil Dzhigkaeva with his throat cut in Vladikavkaz
Ibrahim Qashoush killed in Siria after the public protests used his lyrics.
The reporter and writer Vittorio (Vik) Arrigoni kidnapped and killed in Gaza
The artist and peace activist Juliano Mer Khamis killed in front of his Freedom Theatre in Jenin

Ayat al-Ghermezi rumoured to be killed, imprisoned in Bahrain and tortured, (as of October 2011) she remained under house arrest. Her crime was a poem (as reported by the press).

Extremism, intolerance, official oppression and common robbery will always feel the need to suppres any freedom (social or individual). They  cannot forgive poetry for offering the terrain to exercise freedom, even the freedom of not being right. If you know other names in this year… please add.

2 comentarii la „The danger of Poetry: Poets killed in the last year”

  1. Well this is very interesting indeed. Would love to read a little more of this. Great post. Thanks for the heads-up. This blog was very informative and knowledgeable.

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