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100 Thousand Poets for Change is Back for a Second Year

By Harriet Staff

Peace and sustainability are the themes of this year's 100 Thousand Poets for Change, an event with the goal of bringing environmental, social, and political issues to the forefront of the global conversation. On September 29th, poets and artists will gather at venues around the world to read, play, dance, and flashmob in the name of change. This year's events include an Occupy Wall Street poetry reading in the Big Apple, peace gatherings in Afghanistan and Syria, and a blues festival in New Orleans. 100 Thousand Poets for Change was co-founded by poets Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion, and is headquartered in California. In 2011, it was deemed the largest poetry reading in history. To get involved in the events or to stay up-to-date, go here!

Originally Published: July 6th, 2012