Ben Okri discusses political poetry on National Poetry Day (with Waterstones)

[Note: The description below is taken from the Youtube channel of Waterstones, which interviewed Ben Okri] “Rise Like Lions is an anthology of political poetry compiled by Ben Okri. With a sweeping range from Basho to Bob Marley this is poetry that inspires, informs and rings true from generation to generation. For National Poetry Day, we asked Ben to tell us more about the hallmarks of political poetry, whether it can effect change and why poetry is enjoying a resurgence of late”.