Alicia Cohen’s poem is an ode to Mount Tabor Park. In our interview, we discussed the power of words to alter a place. She said, “I love [Paulo] Freire’s take on reality: that reality is something we invent. He wanted poor people to know that reality is something we make. It’s not something that just ‘exists’ but something we make for ourselves – and we primarily make it out of language.”
I wanted to put the poem in a highly visible place in the park, literally altering visible reality using her words.
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