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The Most Inspirational Human Rights Poems, Chosen By You

We asked you to let us know the poems you find the most inspirational, and you replied in abundance! Here are some of our top picks, and you can read Anirudth’s World Poetry Day post here.

It’s perhaps no surprise that the wonderful Maya Angelou’s name popped up more than once:

As did the great Langston Hughes:

And there were many more brilliant suggestions…

Watch George The Poet in action here.

Check out Benjamin Zephaniah’s poems.

Here’s Dean Atta.

Read Claudia Rankine here.

Get your Yeats fix here.

Read Wole Soyinka’s work here.

Check out the poetry of Musa Okwonga.

Thanks to everyone who replied for all of your fantastic suggestions.

Happy reading & watching!

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Charlotte Thomas

Charlotte Thomas

Charlotte was a Senior Creative Manager at Universal Music for five years before studying for an LLM in Human Rights. She has worked with organisations campaigning on a range of issues including women's rights and indefinite detention. View all posts by Charlotte Thomas.
The Most Inspirational Human Rights Poems, Chosen By You
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