While Greece is in the middle of the refugee crisis, Poets Circle, following a five-year period of poetic activism, brings the refugees issue to the forefront of cultural life in Greece and in the rest of the world through a series of events on March 21th 2016, World Poetry Day.
Parallel events will take place in 23 cities and islands in Greece, as well as in several other cities around the world, through in cooperation with PEN International and the World Poetry Movement. The campaign is under the aegis of UNHCR and is organized in cooperation with the volunteer network RefugeesWelcome GR.
Every event will feature recitations of poems about refugees, some of which have been written by refugees themselves. The campaign is an opportunity to send a strong humanitarian message against racism and to celebrate international solidarity with the refugees of our time.