You are invited to a reading of poetry that shines a light on the plight of ordinary, innocent people in China today who are unjustly persecuted by the communist government—a government indirectly funded by you, me, and everyone reading this.


Submit to Read

Anyone published by the Society of Classical Poets in the Human Rights in China category just needs to send an email to host Damian Robin mrdamianrobin@gmail.com with an SCP link to the poem. The first six spots will be guaranteed and receive a confirmation. Any additional time in the reading will be “open mic” for poems on freedom and human rights in China.


Date & Time

Wednesday July 20, 2022
1 p.m. (New York time), 6 p.m. (U.K. time)
Duration: 1 hour



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2 Responses

  1. Damian Robin

    Above, you will find the timings and sign-ins for

    The Society of Classical Poets’
    Freedom in China Open Poetry Reading
    Wednesday July 20, 2022
    1 p.m. (New York time), 6 p.m. (U.K. time)
    Duration: 1 hour

    Here is the running order :

    Evan Mantyk, Tech Supervisor
    Damian Robin, Host

    Brian Yapko
    Amends to the Innocent

    Daniel Magdalen
    A Day When Silence Spoke read by Damian Robin

    Susan Jarvis Bryant
    Honor’s Song  

    Kay Rubacek
    book “Who Are China’s Walking Dead?”
    “Finding Courage”
    China’s Walking Dead (Song Lyrics)

    Maura Harrison
    Falun Gong and the Beast

    James A. Tweedie
    The Great Wall of China

    Followed by
    Open Mic section

    2 p.m. (New York time), 7 p.m. (U.K. time)


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