| ||organisation: Global poetry|
type of activity: poetic creation
what: Global Poetry is an organisation of poets (aiming to become a strong network), who would take the responsibility and initiative to create wonderful pieces one after another to give hope, encouragement, and empowerment to the people.
who: Global Poetry was initiated by Mr. Sumeet Grover as a project in June 2000, when he sent a vision about this project to the Director General of UNESCO, and received an appreciative response from the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The main credit for helping this vision to turn into a reality and implement it goes to Dr. Glenn D. Paige President, Center for Global Nonviolence, who encouraged Sumeet to go ahead with this vision, which would use the potential of poetry to contribute towards a more peaceful and sustainable world.
why: at Global Poetry people believe that to build a culture of peace we have to start by taking on our own individual responsibility. In other words, we should “Be the changes we want to see", as Mahatma Gandhi emphasised! Words and poetry are the way to "continue to possess the power to move people, touch their lives, speak across their hearts, reveal the great truth, bridge the distances that exist with a power, even greater than weapons: the power to transform people, communicate the beauty in the people, reassure, that here itself exists a heaven" (2004, Sumeet Grover).
how: Global Poetry publishes “Foundation”, a quarterly magazine conceived as an effort to give recognition to the poetic talent in people around the world, and unfold the potential of poetry to transform the world. They have named this journal as “Foundation”, since it seeks to serve as a ‘foundation for the poets’ to reveal the pinnacle of creativity in their works, and that it can reach out to people to serve as a powerful inspiring source.
The copyright of the work will be owned by the author only, with the assumption that it is his/her original work, and that even if it is published before, the author is the sole copyright owner of that work, and that in future if someone else publishes that work under their copyright, the author will be responsible to inform the organisation about the change in copyright ownership.
other organisations: there are several other organisations working worldwide with the same approach. These organisations aim to promote peace, empowerment through various arts/means, and to bring value to the lives of common people.
YCX believes that in the process of building up our own identity, both the creation and the ‘consumption’ of good poetry and/or other kind of artworks have a major role to play towards sustainability.
So, time to time, check online also the proposals coming from the following organisations:
Center for Global Nonviolence [www.globalnonviolence.org]
Transcend: Art & Peace Network [www.succ.soka.ac.jp/~our/TAP.html]
Here On Earth – online radio broadcast [www.wpr.org/hereonearth]
cool for you: Global Poetry invites people around the world to work with them to promote poetry as a peace building tool. They are looking for people interested in collaborating in the quarterly’s publication or in other sections of the project. They also welcome people interested in helping them with web design and maintenance.