The above statement, which appears as a banner across Bread for the World’s website (https://bread.org/) says it all! Ending hunger will take many kinds of commitments, inputs, political will, resources, elbow grease – and poetry.
This Call to Action page is devoted to posting about ways that poets can help by writing poems about hunger.
People across the world celebrated World Food Day this week in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945. The day is also celebrated widely by many other organizations concerned with food security, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development and many others.
This year’s World Food Day theme was Healthy and Sustainable Diets. Below is a message by Dr. Hiram Larew, Poetry X Hunger Initiative Founder: Dear Friends, The winners of the 2019 World Food Day Poetry Competition were announced earlier today -- World Food Day -- by the North American Liaison Office of the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization. Here's the link --http://www.fao.org/north-america/news/detail/en/c/1238855/ Please feel free to share the announcement widely through your networks. And thanks to many, many fine poets who entered this year's Competition. All of the submitted poems were powerful and moving. I plan to feature many of them through the coming weeks and months on the Poetry X Hunger Facebook page and website. You can also check out the poems from the 2018 World Food Day Poetry Competition.
We will continue looking for and posting here poetry competition announcements in which you can participate with your work dedicated to the themes of hunger and food security.