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“We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline. We must not allow our creative protest to degenerate into physical violence. Again and again we must rise to the majestic heights of meeting physical force with soul force” – Martin Luther King Aug 28, 1963

What Is Solidarity Park?
Solidarity Park is a space created by poets for poets from all over the world in a show of Solidarity with the verve, courage and “soul force” of the Turkish people as they struggle to own what is theirs. In this space we will share poems written and given in solidarity as well as images and reports  from the reality on the ground in cities and towns across Turkey.

Where Is Solidarity Park?
Solidarity Park is wherever you want it to be. It is a centre of strength, the kind that only words can hold.

Editors
Sascha Akhtar, Nia Davies, Sophie Mayer

Consulting Editor
Gonca Özmen

Translators
Duygu Tekgul, Çağdaş Acar

Submissions / Contact
If you are a poet and are interested in participating in this project please read our call out and email us NOW at: solidarityparkpoetry@gmail.com
A poster from the Turkish resistance against prime minister Erdogan. Reposted here from #direngeziparkı

A poster from the Turkish resistance against prime minister Erdogan. Reposted here from #direngeziparkı

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3 responses to “About

  1. Pingback: Solidarity Park: poetry as resistance | translatingtaksim

  2. Thank you for this blog. Excellent work. We’ve covered it here: http://translatingtaksim.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/solidarity-park-poetry-as-resistance/ and added you to our rolling list of sites. In solidarity.

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