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POEMS FOR THE PEOPLE "Poetry = Anger x Imagination" ―Sherman Alexie   "The moment of change is the only poem." ―Adrienne Rich Paola is a poetry editor for The Thomas Merton Center for Peace and Social Justice monthly newspaper, NewPeople. Each issue, she works with the editorial collective to publish two original poems with a social conscience. The Center is a non-profit grassroots organization whose mission is to educate, raise awareness, and ask the moral questions that surround issues of war, poverty, racism, workers’ rights, human rights, economic and environmental justice, peace, and nonviolence. Co-founded in 1972 by Molly Rush and Larry Kessler, the Center is named after Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk, 20th Century Catholic writer, and mystic poet who wrote prolifically about issues related to peace and justice. Merton wrote more than 70 books, including his best-selling autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain (1948). If you have unpublished poems with social justice themes that you’d like the collective to consider, please review our submission guidelines.
Read Paola’s Ellis Island essay in The New York Times
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