poem of the day: The New Crusades by Luka Lesson (2011 Australian Poetry Slam Champion)

The New Crusades

Luka Lesson

. . . and ’17’ . . .

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inspiration via guerrilla art: found poetry and graffiti

A masked artist who calls himself the Urban Maeztro and prefers to remain anonymous for security reasons, walks away after pasting one of his “interventions” on a street wall showing Rene Magritte’s “Son of Man,” substituting the apple covering the face of the suited subject in bowler hat with a pink grenade, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. The 26-year-old graphic artist left his day job at an advertising agency to work on pieces like this one, to encourage Hondurans think about how violent their country has become.
(Fernando Antonio/AP)

Basquiat

Banksy

 . . . and a final word . . .