In Myanmar, underground poetry nights build bridges between Rohingya and Burmese writers


Underground poetry nights build bridges between Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and Burmese writers in Myanmar. Over video, Rohingya poets who fled persecution in Myanmar can connect with people from their home country and share their art. The events are covert because it's dangerous to support Rohingya in Myanmar, but all of the contributors felt empowered by the collaboration and activism it took to participate. There are about 150 Rohingya poets in refugee camps in Bangladesh, but connecting the growing community of refugee poets with a potential audience in Myanmar is an uphill battle.

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