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Poet For Prime Minister

  • The Barnet Long Room Customs House Sydney Australia (map)

The first president of the Czech Republic Vaclev Havel was a poet. Léopold Sédar Senghor was known as poet before being the first president of Senegal. Is there a link between democratic revolutions and poets? Are poets just better at telling the truth?

Every year we nominate a poetry slam champion based on their creative self-expression. What if we elected our leaders in the same way? We hear from poets who have lived through difficult leaders and find out how they would topple the status quo with their verse.

Hosted by Emily Crocker
Featuring Aishah Ali, Thando Sibanda & Desireé Dallagiacomo

Earlier Event: October 19
Embodying Stories
Later Event: October 19
Finding Your Story