Fire in the Soul: 100 poems for human rights by Dinyar Godrej (Editor)


Supporting Amnesty International, this is a rousing collection of poems by an international array of poets, mixing well-known names with relative newcomers. They are as much about assertiveness and hope as they are about injustice and the outrages that scar human history.

One hundred poems deal with colossal historic events (for example, Siamanto’s “The Dance,” about the Armenian genocide), as well as more domestic concerns (Rita Ann Higgins’ exploration of deprivation in Ireland, for instance).

Includes the work of Adrienne Rich, Kimiko Hahn, Lorna Goodison, Abdulah Sidran, Harryette Mullen, Leila Djabali, Valerie Bloom, Tenzin Tsundue, Robert Hershon, Forough Farrokhzad, and Margaret Atwood.