Posts Tagged ‘ book ’

 Nikki Wallschlaeger :: Unruly Poems that Illuminate White Supremacy in Everyday Life

 

Nikki Wallschlaeger, Crawlspace (Bloof Books, 2017) (all images courtesy Bloof Books)

Poet Nikki Wallschlaeger’s new book Crawlspace discovers the violence embedded in our most familiar structures: mortgages, meals, rooms, houses, family relationships, and language itself.

Source: Unruly Poems that Illuminate White Supremacy in Everyday Life

Have we been taught poetry all wrong? | PBS NewsHour

I Wake Up Before the Machine
By Matthew Zapruder

I wake up before the machine
made of all the choices
we are together not making
lights up this part of Oakland
it’s dark so I can imagine
another grid humming in the east
already people are deciding
I lie in the western
pre-decision darkness and almost
hear that silent voice
saying go down there
the coffee needs you
to place it in the device
its next form will help you remember
daylight is coming
but dreams do not go away
they just move off and change
your mind is a tree
on a little hill
surrounded by grasses
that look up and say
father wind
loves moving through you

 

Poet Matthew Zapruder say that we are too often asked to find the “hidden meanings” in poems, as if a poem is a riddle.

Source: Have we been taught poetry all wrong? | PBS NewsHour

Staying with the Trouble by Donna Haraway | Cthulhu | Feminism

Donna J. Haraway refigures our current epoch, moving away from the Anthropocene toward the Chthulucene: an epoch in which we stay with the trouble of living and dying on a damaged earth while living with and understanding the nonhuman in complex ways conducive to building more livable futures.

Source: Staying with the Trouble by Donna Haraway | Cthulhu | Feminism

Breaking Through Power by Ralph Nader, 2016 | City Lights Books

“Ralph Nader’s Breaking Through Power is a brilliant analysis of corporate power and the popular mechanisms that can be used to wrest back our democracy. No one has been fighting corporate domination longer, or understands it better, than Nader, who will go down in history not only as a prophet but an example of what it means to live the moral life. We disregard his wisdom and his courage at our peril.”—Chris Hedges, Pulitzer-Prize winner and author of Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt

Source: City Lights Books

Alice Iris Red Horse: Selected Poems by Yoshimasu Gozo | Quarterly Conversation

 

 

 

Source: Alice Iris Red Horse: Selected Poems by Yoshimasu Gozo | Quarterly Conversation

Business Feminism – Los Angeles Review of Books

Source: Business Feminism – Los Angeles Review of Books

‘Literature is against us’: In Conversation with Anne Boyer : Amy King : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation

Portrait with Mel Chin’s “revised post soviet tools to be used against the unslakable thirst of 21st century capitalism”

If you don’t know Anne Boyer’s work, you should. She’s a fierce intellect, tremendous poet, and laudable person. I’m grateful she spent time untangling my meandering questions. Her new book, Garments Against Women, is just out from Ahsahta Press, a perfect fit for Boyer’s words. We talk politics, protest, the personal and poetry. Boyer’s strength and […]

Source: ‘Literature is against us’: In Conversation with Anne Boyer : Amy King : Harriet the Blog : The Poetry Foundation