14:2 - "LIES & DUPLICITY"
Art by Marcelo Monreal - @marcelomonreal
Lies and duplicity on a grand scale have come to undermine social cohesion and worsen the current political climate, evinced by fake news, propaganda, and the widespread manipulation and distortion of facts. In this era of dishonesty and confusion, can poems be read as anything more than articulations of artifice? Does poetry use half-truth to create a more realistic world than the one we live in, or is it honesty embodied? Most urgently, can poetry be deployed to foster integrity, shelter those in need, guard without insulating - or is it simply another iteration of our duplicitous world?
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