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THANK YOU: The Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology Has Been Printed!!! | Occupy Wall Street Library

THANK YOU: The Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology Has Been Printed!!! | Occupy Wall Street Library.

AWESOME CREATORS *NEED YOUR HELP* :: SUPPORT THE OCCUPY POETRY ANTHOLOGY! : Exit Strata

AWESOME CREATORS *NEED YOUR HELP* :: SUPPORT THE OCCUPY POETRY ANTHOLOGY! : Exit Strata.

It’s Printed: The Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology

Help Print the #OWS Poetry Anthology

Important Update of January 2015 for individuals and libraries:

The Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology is available as print on demand, direct from the original printer (NY 2012):

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This anthology is another critically important document of the U.S. Occupy Movement. It was an outgrowth of the #Occupy Wall Street Library, a makeshift, tent-like structure burgeoning with primary and secondary texts on a range of subjects, including philosophy, movement politics, poetry, history, biography . . . .

The dedication page states:

“This anthology is from the heart of the Occupy Movement, it’s a symbol of free speech, dedicated to there being a future.”

The anthology was compiled by Stephen Boyer, Filip Marinovich, Kari Giron, Jackie Simmons, Sarah Sarai, Eliot Glassheim, Jackie Sheeler, Chris Cobb, Ofelia Del Corazon, Sarah E. Robey, Rami Shamir, and The Poets of Occupy Wall Street. It contains introductions by Danny Schechter and Stephen Boyer, A People’s Library librarian.

Some of the better known poets of the 99% who directly contributed to this anthology include Adrienne Rich, Eileen Myles, Jared Stanley, CAConrad, Alfred Corn, Bob Holman, Sparrow,  Filip Marinovich, James Scully, Charles Bernstein, Martin Espada, Anselm Berrigan, Burt Kimmelman, Ariana Reines, Stephen Boyer, Michael McClure, Alicia Ostriker, Brendan Lorber, Seamus Heaney, and Lynne DeSilva-Johnson. I also wrote a poem for the #Occupy Wall Street movement while it was unfurling in Zuccotti Park and transforming to Liberty Park.  It appeared in the section entitled “Week Seven”, close on the heels of a movement that was determined to become permanent architecture even as it was forced underground where it lives. – Donna Fleischer

Feliz L. Molina: Interview With OWS Poetry Anthology Editor Stephen Boyer

Help Print the Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology — Indiegogo

Karma Tenzing Wangchuk wrote and contributed this senryu to the #OWS Poetry Anthology (Week 2):

a black cat
stenciled on the bank door
spitting mad

“Liberté” by Adrienne Rich appears in Week 2. Alfred Corn’s poem “Cascade Of Faces” appears in Week 8. CAConrad’s “it’s too late for careful” is in Week 10. Ariana Reines’s “I Do” in its entirety, is part of Update 11. Fine poems by so many others appear as well, including: Stephen Boyer’s “It’s Been a Nightmare of Police Brutality” (Week 9); Filip Marinovich’s “Wolfman Librarian and the Trembling Pair of Actor Hands” (Week 1); Anne Waldman’s “Prisons of Egypt” (Week 2); Charles Bernstein’s “In Utopia” (Week 2); and, Eileen Myles’s “Anonymous” (Week 2).  So many voices, to date (through Update 11), that I list only those I recall ~ Hugh Seidman, Seamus Heaney, Frank Sherlock, James Scully, Marilyn Hacker, Anselm Berrigan, Martin Espada, Bob Holman, John Siddique, Ross Brighton, Salvatore Leopaldi, Joseph Hutchison, Jorie Graham, Sparrow, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Nancy Keating, Eliot Glassheim, Dan Rutt, not to mention Sharon Rosenzweig’s documentary graphics illustrations. Finally, my own, “the lit match sputters in” (Week 7):

the lit match sputters in

dark water

long
enough
to hear
stone
move

Donna Fleischer

Poetry Anthology Update + Writing Prompt! / Occupy Wall Street Library

The #Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology

Juhani Tikkanen

Juhani Tikkanen (English version)

the lit match sputters in

dark water

long

enough

to hear

stone

move

Donna Fleischer
#Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology, Week 7


Sytytetty tulitikku sihisee

         tummassa vedessä 

         tarpeeksi
         pitkään 
         kuulla
         kiven 
         liikkuvan

Donna Fleischer
#Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology, Week 7
Juhani Tikkanen, Finnish translation
Juhani Tikkanen

 It is an honor to join with all people of the Occupation movement worldwide, particularly with those who took occupation of Zuccotti Park, NYC on September 17, 2011 and with my homies of #OccupyHartfordCT at Turning Point Park, Hartford, who continue to re-vision place as locus of permaculture, including people’s lives, now renamed Liberty Park. Words are vital.

American philosopher Judith Butler traveled from California to the site of the Occupation to speak with people there and she said: “We would not be here if elected officials were representing the popular will. We stand apart from the electoral process and its complicities with exploitation.  We sit and stand and move and speak, as we can, as the popular will, the one that electoral democracy has forgotten and abandoned. But we are here, and remain here, enacting the phrase, “we the people.””

Poetry enlivens. It crashes the party of illusion that is marketing’s game. Poetry is the taproot to the real mystery at the transept of living&dying, of the individual and the communal. So to have in existence an ongoing poetry anthology that includes all poets’ voices and provides accessibility to all is a mainstay of this Occupation. Every day I am humbled by the people of this movement.

Today I was surprised to learn that poet Juhani Tikkanen had translated my poem contribution to the anthology into Finnish. This too is an honor and I am appreciative. ~ yours truly, df

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Stephen J Boyer

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