25 September 2009

Ideas Are Incombustible

From Ellen Hopkins’s poem “Manifesto,” inspired by a challenge to one of her novels, and made more timely not just by Banned Books Week but also by challenges to two of her other books:

A word to the unwise.
Torch every book.
Char every page.
Burn every word to ash.
Ideas are incombustible.
And therein lies your real fear.
Full poem and downloadable poster from Censorship-Free Libraries.

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