If you’re worried about the state of the country, or the world, these poems won’t offer much reassurance. But giving comfort or solace isn’t really the point.
Fatimah Asghar's poem "If They Should Come for Us" was featured by the New York Times as one of five poems selected to be part of their political poetry sampler called "Poems of Resistance: A Primer." Other poets in the sampler include Alex Dimitrov, Jane Hirshfield, Maggie Smith, and Javier Zamora.
Ocean Vuong was also mentioned in a seperate New York Times article "American Poets, Refusing to Go Gentle, Rage Against the Right" about political poetry in the United States.