Resistance Poetry 2020.08

3000 Poems

Published in
4 min readSep 3, 2020


Sometime in August, the Medium odometer for the tag “Resistance Poetry” rolled over to 3000. I can’t say that all poems so tagged were published in RP or which one tipped the counter. But, that’s a lot of verse as commentary out there, and I want to thank all the poets who are using their voices to comment on culture and world events.

When I was growing up, musicians and songwriters were the people penning resistance poetry, their views seeping into my split-level suburbia through the radio, opening my mind to a larger reality.

Given the state of the world, I’ve been disappointed in the general lack of push back-from today’s lyricists, especially headliners.

And then this:


Laith Alobaidi

Afiyah The Poet

Jessica Lee McMillan (8/20)

Radha Kapadia



Efe Nakpodia

Ryan J. Petteway

Will Schmit

Anna Sharudenko

Steven Rouach


Mallory J. Dominic

Jeffrey Field

Jonathan Greene

Roger Blonder

Michele Merritt, Ph.D.

Kensho Keith

Jane Vogel

Sylvia Wohlfarth

Christyl Rivers, Phd.

Dale Biron

Paul Mullinger

Edis Rune

AK (Aaska Aejaz)

Jane Woodman

Virginia Roces

Muthita Kanwerayothin

Harper Thorpe

David Spero Rn

Emma Briggs

Jack Burt

Matthew Broyles

Larenz Brown

Racheli Miller, Ph.D.


Rob Cullen

James G Brennan


John Gillen

Samuel Cracia