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Interviews on “poetry & refugees” – 2 – Diana Vallejo

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Diana Vallejo Diana Vallejo bigwas born in Honduras in 1969. She is an ICORN Cities of Refuge guest writer in Sweden.

Lyrikline Blog (LB):In your view, is it the task of a poet also to be a chronicler or witness of his/her time?

Diana Vallejo (DV): The poetry itself is a result of what you think, your reflections, your deep beliefs and fears, what you feel, those desires or hopes that we have. In certain social conditions this deep view of our humanity will have a certain line and shape, a map of what we are living or knowing about our surroundings, even the geography will be an influence in that poem. For me the written poem is the last result of our vulnerability like a human being. In my case it is not a task, but it is inevitable that I show or tell that special place or chronicle that…

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