Poets For Peace is a collective movement of bringing hope and inspiration onto the road to combat the negative impacts of the Western war machine through dialogue and storytelling.
This installment will be fronted by Sam Lane, Jay Morris, and Marshall James Kavanaugh. Sam Lane from Athens, GA writes poetry that focuses on the tension that arises when two disparate spaces confront one another. Jay Morris is a poet from the Athens/Atlanta area and co-founder of Goetry Open Mic in Athens who performs spoken word centered on the personal and political aspects of social identity. Marshall James Kavanaugh has spent the last few years traveling the country, collecting haikus from the expansive big skies found out west and fast-paced cities back east, most recently publishing a collection of essays from his experiences with the Water Protectors at Standing Rock in North Dakota.
In each word these three poets share is the intention of a better world manifested through communal exchange. Together their poetic musings will direct the audience towards a sense of inner peace that will shine a beacon of light onto the darkness of the outer world.