The poems that follow are powerful evidence that Poetry Speaks Back to Hunger!
They were submitted to the 2021 World Food Day Special Call for Poems from North American Poets. Several of these poems will be showcased in the coming weeks by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization and the Capital Area Food Bank.
Thanks to poets Josephine LoRe (Alberta, Canada), Brian Donnell James (Virginia, USA) and Martiza Rivera (Maryland, USA) for helping to assess the poems. Thanks also to Rebecca Roach for donating nearly 1200 tree seedlings on behalf of the poets who submitted work. And, a big thanks to poet Aaron R who helped to administer the Special Call.