7 Moments When Poetry Changed the World

From the Works of William Shakespeare to the Beat Poets’ Counterculture Movement

Alex Bentley
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6 min readSep 3, 2021

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It is an oft-repeated idea that good writing and poetry can change the world. Whether it be bringing about revolution or simply changing the views of society, poems and poets have made a real difference in this world.

There are many examples of such moments throughout history, but these 7 stand out as some of the most influential:

1. Li Bai — A Hero Among Poets

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Alex Bentley
Makata Poetry

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