The Movement for the Emancipation of Poetry, founded in Florence in March 2010, wants to re-instill in the people interest and respect towards poetry in all its forms.
The Movement for the Emancipation of Poetry (from now on MEP) intends to achieve its purposes by utilizing every suitable channel but still intends to preserve the respect towards other forms of art.
The MEP, to pursue its aims, calls for the anonymity of its authors to put poetry in the center rather than the individual authors.
The MEP is open to all those who support its purposes, those who recognize the Manifesto, and those who commit to take concrete actions to achieve the movement’s aims.
The MEP invites all those who want to join us to contact us.
The Movement for the Emancipation of Poetry is a non-partisan movement of political and social action which has been set up as an alternative way to create and spread contemporary poetry. Expression of a collective need, the MeP has grown out of the contradictions experienced in the current society, consumerist and careless, and it works on solving them in different ways.
The Movement is structured as an ongoing speech based on the constant and active contribution of a heterogeneous multitude of militants. The MeP doesn’t criticize, select or censor – it rather wants to create a space of meeting and dialogue with poetry. What we are interested in, more than the outcome of this dialogue, is making it possible: this is the reason why we have chosen the streets as the first spots of publication.
We will keep examining ourselves and the reality surrounding us until the conditions which have led to the birth of the MeP will be radically changed. At that point, a Movement for the Emancipation of Poetry will cease to exist.
The Movimento per l’Emancipazione della Poesia Milan, 2018