The Word's Poetry Pages: Social Justice Poems
Whoever said that if you want to know what's really going on in society, look at the poets and painters certainly was right. Sometimes our pain, anguish, rage, sadness, hope, desire, dreams, and goals (among a million other things) all come out in art; sometimes even that which can't be put easily into words.
To the right are some flyers for off-campus poetry events that LASC students and alumni either host or organize; check them out for a really good education in current events!
Below, you can read some of our poets and their social and political commentary. It's sort of like a mini-anthology of social justice poetry!
Click on the titles to check out their work (often presented side-by-side with associated articles and links).
World and Local Politics: Social Justice Poems
"Historical Liar" by Jamiealita JohnsonMuhammad
"32" by Jamiealita JohnsonMuhammad
"Well Rage" by Joe McChesney"What Is Prison?" by Nerissa Minor
Unbroken: Social Justice Poems
"Let There Be Light" by Lovina Lopez
"Ella" by Jeinis Martinez
"Politically Me" by Jacqueline Hernandez
Looking Back & Around: Social Justice Poems"U.S. Politics" by Taylor Daniels
"Inside Voice" by Mario Jimenez
"Take Me Back..." by Keisha Watson