Friday, June 08, 2007

Working-class Labor Activist Poems at Bookslut

working-class/labor activist poems blogged at Bookslut.

Union Librarian is glad these include Mark Nowak's Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics

We recommend his : Shut Up Shut Down (Coffee House Press, 2004).

In the narrative and investigative tradition of Gwendolyn Brooks, Muriel Rukeyser, and Edward Sanders, this riveting collection of poetic plays and photo-documentary poems exposes the human cost of corporate greed and gives voice to the growing crisis faced in communities across America. As industrial jobs continue to disappear in the U.S., Shut Up Shut Down chronicles the stories of the miners, plant laborers, and their families and neighbors whose way of life is fast becoming extinct.

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