The Georgian poet and multimedia artist Zurab Rtveliashvili (1967-2021) represents how poetry's power to dwell confronts authoritarianism.
Zurab Rtveliashvili and Shmazi Transformational Street Theater
Zurab Rtveliashvili is one of the authors of polyphonic discourse poetry and shmazi transformative street theater. His books are widely read in Georgia and in Europe and he is a prolific performer. His book Anarx and his street theater performances have influenced very much the events at Georgia's 2003 "Rose Revolution".