Poetry doesn’t need to be democratized, and this is because it cannot be separated from us. Contrary to what we usually think, we all have a daily contact with poetry. Poetry is everywhere. What is missed is a correct look to see it. I think that we should think on that. What it needs to be democratized is the possibility that the people have access to the poetry that is in the world. Because it is usurped from us with aligning working days, with television, with the system of consumerism goods, with violence and injustices, with the power and knowledge structures, with the machines that commodify our lives, with the borders between countries and their balance that change the value of the individual according to their nationality, with the way that we all are deceived everyday through publicity and false moralists, with the facility with we all are alienated and assume only half-trues because it is more comfortable, with the harmful things we do to ourselves and to the neighbor. In this point I am like Nikola Tesla, who wanted free energy for everyone – I dream with free poetry, not with the one submitted to its ‘owners’.
Self-interview, by Márcio-André, 2384 Magazine, Issue 3.