Six of the Best Poems about Refugees

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University)

The plight of refugees is likely to evoke sympathy in all but the hardest of hearts, so it’s no surprise that some of the finest poets writing in English – including, naturally, some of the most politically aware – have written poems about refugees of different nationalities and the often harsh welcomes they’ve received when seeking a new home in a foreign country.

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