What we do and why

The moral, political and economic inconsistencies of the capitalist system, that many artists had already been denouncing over the last decades, had turned out to be of a substantial nature and extremely difficult to solve.
The structures of our societies and the dominant values, not the lack of talent and goodwill, are to blame for our impotence to deal with poverty, climate disaster and all forms discrimination. 
Transforming with Poetry is a global publication and a digital amplifier for critical and editorially alternative poetry.
We hold monthly events in which the principle of openness applies. We aim to include a wide range of poets, languages, modes and forms of creation as well as artistic motivations. After 5 years based at Inkwell Leeds, we started a new journey in January 2020 at the University of Leeds.
Critical poetry belongs to everyone and is naturally plural. In that spirit, we have chosen artistic distinctiveness and the explicit search for social justice and freedom, both at local and global levels, as the two main criteria for publishing work.
If you would like to be contribute to Transforming with Poetry with work  that can inspire others to think and act critically, please send your poems to transformingwithpoetry@gmail.com  in a word document, indicating your name.
Unless authors request it otherwise when sending their poems, the intellectual property rights relating to the poems will be protected by the Creative Commons Licence BY-NC-ND (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs). This is the most restrictive of the main CC licenses, only allowing others to download the poems and share them with others as long as they credit the author, but poems can’t be changed or used commercially.  http://creativecommons.org/licenses/