“If you ever doubted the power of poetry, ask yourself why, in any revolution, poets are often the first to be hauled out and shot–whether it’s Spanish Fascists murdering Garcia Lorca or Stalin killing Mandelstam.  We poets may be crybabies and sissies, but our pens can become nuclear weapons.”

– Mary Karr – “Donald Trump, Poet” –The New Yorker – November 21, 2016