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Cuban writer Ana Menéndez, author of Adios, Happy Homeland, says Cuba's successfully fought illiteracy but still "jails its poets" and puts limits on free speech.
Roxane Gay, author Bad Feminist and An Untamed State, says words last and fiction and nonfiction can be used to tackle hard truths.
silliness, and "what if?" against oppression.
Poet Kevin Young, author of Book of Hours, reads "Thataway," a poem inspired by painter Jacob Lawrence and the Great Migration.
PBS NewsHour's Jeffrey Brown discusses the difference of the subjective idea of truth between poetry and journalism.