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Henein on the subversive function of poetry

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"A work which obediently aligns itself with the order of existing facts, society, moral norms, oppressive processes and everyday servitudes... has not the slightest claim to poetry."

--Georges Henein, "The Subversive Function of Poetry" (1939) 

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Drew Dellinger

Drew Dellinger is a speaker, poet, writer, teacher, and founder of Planetize the Movement. He has inspired minds and hearts at over 1000 events around the planet, performing poetry and keynoting on justice, ecology, cosmology, activism, democracy and compassion.
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