Heretic, Rebel, a Thing to Flout: Poets Lining Up to Resist at Tree of Life Reading. I thought that this was as good a time as any to revive the tradition of poets as prophets of their people, defenders of the oppressed, champion of justice, and fearless voices ready to speak truth to power. Such poets and such poetry might just be voice that now needs to be heard, might just be relevant enough to be dangerous. And dangerous is what we have to be. Worth a try any way.