Five poets speak and share their poetry about the recent European refugee crisis in the October 16th edition of The Guardian. “‘No one leaves home unless / home is the mouth of a shark. You only run for the border / when you see the whole city / running as well.’ This evocative stanza from poet Warsan Shire’s Home hit a nerve online recently as the European public finally woke up to the reality of the refugee crisis. Explaining, in short verses, the unthinkable choices refugees must take, Shire writes: ‘no one puts their children in a boat / unless the water is safer than the land.'”