In response to the bloody Paris events of November 13, 2015, Italian poet, Fabrizio Frosini, began work on a new ebook, ‘Poetry Against Terror’, and he enlisted his community of poets worldwide to help:
“I wanted it to become a large collective work: the voice of poets from many different countries, worldwide, who stand up and speak aloud but without hatred against the bloody madness of terror,” he said.
Answering his call were 64 Poets from 42 countries who lent their pens to the effort. Frosini says, “we—poets of the world—wish to make our voices resonate in the minds and hearts of all women and men who refuse to be silenced by hate and violence.” Pamela Sinicrope of Rochester, MN and Daniel Brick of St. Paul, MN, USA, along with Richard Thézé, England, co-edited the collection of diverse poems about terrorism in Paris and around the world.
The project came together quickly, as Frosini was able to identify writers through the poetry website, PoemHunter.com.
Poets come from all continents, including Arab/Islamic countries: United States, Brazil, Italy, France, England, Scotland, UK, Russia, China, Australia, Philippines, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Somalia, Kenya, Tunisia, Egypt, Israel, among others.
Poem topics range from a focus on the liberty of France, to the musings of a mother who does not want her child suffering from terrorism, to a young woman who incessantly searches google for the answers to the terrorism problem, to the story of African villagers who drink from a cow’s horn under a peaceful moon until terrorism takes over.
Many of the poets have experienced terrorism first-hand, and this witness is expressed in their writings and their biographies.
“We’ve all been touched by terrorism. For some, the topic hit home after the events in Paris, but for others, terrorism has been a disturbing part of everyday life —these facts are borne out in the poems. The poems speak for themselves” says Sinicrope.
The ebook, Poetry Against Terror, is available as a download on Amazon.com and from January 11 to January 15, the ebook will be available free on Amazon.