In time of crisis, we summon up our strength," wrote poet Muriel Rukeyser. This collection gathers poems--from the eve of the twenty-first century to the month following Trump's election--to mark a moment of political rupture, summoning the collective strength found in the languages of resistance and memory, subversion and declamation, struggle and hope. Poetry is a counterforce. We offer these poems to readers as Rukeyser did--"not walls, but human things, human faces.
Poems for Political Disaster
ISBN 13: 9781946511010
Authors: Mary Jo Bang, Calvin Bedient, Susan Briante, Lucie Brock-Broido, Jericho Brown, Stephen Burt, Joshua Clover, Carolyn Forché, Peter Gizzi, Jorie Graham, Brenda Hillman, Major Jackson, Ilya Kaminsky, Amy King, Dorothea Lasky, Ricardo Maldonado, Shane McCrae, Maureen N. McLane, Lynn Melnick, Ange Mlinko, Geoffrey G O'Brien, Nathan Xavier Osorio, Craig Santos Pérez, Katie Peterson, Khadijah Queen, Solmaz Sharif, Sandra Simonds, Carmen Gimenez Smith, Corey Van Landingham, Marcus Wicker, Dara Wier, Wendy Xu, Monica Youn, Matthew Zapruder, Andrew Zawacki, Juan Felipe Herrera, Timothy Donnelly, B.K. Fischer, Stefania Heim, Matt Lord