by the contributors to the 2021 Worcestershire Human Writes Amnesty Competition
“The…poems…in this book have been written by people who care, people who see injustice and, rather than shrugging their shoulders and saying, ‘What can we do?’ have determined that they can do something—they can write beautiful, powerful poems on behalf of people whose human rights have been abused and ignored, and I salute them for doing so.
Thank you for buying this book, and helping Amnesty International make a difference.”
Ade Couper – Worcester Amnesty International local group – Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2021-22
Amnesty International have been working on behalf of Prisoners of Conscience everywhere for over 60 years. The poems in this book have been written by people who are passionate about human rights, and have expressed that passion in poetry.
Some of these poems may make you laugh, some of them may make you cry – but all of them will hopefully make you think.
Proceeds from the sale of ‘Human Writes’ will go to the Worcester Amnesty Group