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...We stand for the voices of art, of culture, all cultures, being allowed to speak freely. The political sphere always affects the cultural, sometimes vice versa, and in this particular moment we find it vital to stage an active response.

From the American Poets Congress statement, 6/12/20
Courtesy of Patricia Spears Jones

We are a Queens-bred Italian-
American governor straightening
the state’s spine. Daily. We are
an African-American borough
president from Brooklyn handing
out gloves to black folks who are
falling farthest and fastest

From "We Are" by David Mills