The Poetics of Civil and Human Rights
Poets around the world have chosen to focus on the subject of civil and human rights to provide diverse accounts and perspectives of these urgent political, social, and environmental issues. In the books of poetry Song for His Disappeared Love by Raúl Zurita and Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, readers come to understand civil and human rights in both historical and contemporary situations that make the importance of these crises vivid and living. As Georgia Tech students, we welcome you, the viewer, to our digital museum on the Poetics of Civil and Human Rights. While experiencing our museum, we hope you utilize every opportunity to reflect upon the words and lives of these two influential authors.