As a global citizen, collective outrage is a detoxication of social and political transgressions. As a poet, outrage must be a conscious act of will against those transgressions seemingly set in stone. Outrage is the moment we realize that we cannot go back to "normal." None of these people should be forgotten, nor should the students of Ayotzinapa 43. For the rest of December 2014, I am featuring 8 poets and writers who are working to dismantle the inequalities of cemented-up windows and unattainable passports, who speak of a new, hard-edged, more candid hope. We must evolve so that, in the words of Nazim Hikmet, living must be our "whole occupation."
--Rosebud Ben-Oni, December 9, 2014