On April 20, 2010, nine Latino students chained themselves to the doors of the Arizona State Capitol in an act of civil disobedience to protest Arizona’s SB 1070. Moved by this action, Francisco X. Alarcón responded through a Spanish and English poem titled “Para Los Nueve del Capitolio/For the Capitol Nine.” The students replied to the poem with a collective online message. Alarcón then created a Facebook page called “Poets Responding to SB 1070” and posted the poem, launching a powerful and dynamic forum for social justice. Since then, poets and artists from around the globe have posted more than three thousand original contributions. POETRY OF RESISTANCE offers a selection of these works by more than eighty writers, addressing a wide variety of themes, including racial profiling, xenophobia, cultural misunderstanding, violence against refugees, shared identity, and much more. Contributors include distinguished poets such as Francisco Aragón, Devreaux Baker, Sarah Browning, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Susan Deer Cloud, Sharon Dubiago, Martín Espada, Genny Lim, Pam Uschuk, and Alma Luz Villanueva. This anthology powerfully articulates the need for change and the primacy of basic human rights. POETRY OF RESISTANCE is a poetic call for tolerance, reflection, reconciliation, and healing.