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For the first time in millennia, artists have the opportunity to forge new ideas that are not simply a response to human tragedy, but a propulsion towards greater human capacity, meaning, and joy.
Were they an app, we'd call them Insta-poets. We think they are awesome. They turn the economics of poetry on its head. They take literature from the page and turn it into performance art. By engaging people on the street--where they live, work, and play--they become ambassadors for poetry; emblems of living differently. And for those reasons, we think they are heros.