PASSPORT is a protest poem denouncing a long, non-exhaustive list of border absurdities and atrocities, nested inside a love poem to humanity as a naturally migrating species. Since 2009, the poem has been performed in over a dozen languages, at festivals and conferences in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia.

 Photo by Michelle Bui.

Photo by Michelle Bui.

Printed in the form of an 'anti-passport' valid for all peoples and for all landscapes, the booklet is currently available in 9 languages, with proceeds passed on to grassroots associations and collectives that provide direct assistance to refugees in 15 countries.

Passport is an anarchist love poem, a declaration of universal citizenship, the vision of a world where the fear of barriers and frontiers has long been overcome. A world without customs and checkpoints, without border police out to snatch away the dawn, without the need for forms, documents, or biometric data… A world without the need to cross the desert barefoot, nor to float off on a raft, on an itinerary of hope all too quickly struck out by the realities of blackmail and exploitation. The modulating verses of the poem, the rhythm and alliteration, give force to a voice looking to quicken the planetary conscience of the listener.

Photo by Martina Ambruso.

You can read more extracts from the Passport poem in different languages in the slideshow below.