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Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking out the Jams

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"I love anthologies. I love their heft, their breadth, and the way a good one opens the imagination to new vistas. M. L. Liebler's Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking out the Jams is a good case in point." Chris Faatz, Powells.com (Read the entire Powells.com review)

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From the White Stripes' "The Big Three Killed My Baby" to Eminem's "Lose Yourself"; from the folk anthems of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie to the poems of Walt Whitman and Amiri Baraka; from the stories of Willa Cather and Bret Lott to the rabble-rousing work of Michael Moore — this transcendent volume touches upon all aspects of working-class life.

A collection about living while barely making one, about layoffs and picket lines, about farmers, butchers, miners, waitresses, assembly-line workers, and the "Groundskeeper Busted Reading in the Custodial Water Closet," this is literature by the people and for the people.

Contributors include:

- Amiri Baraka
- Bonnie Jo Campbell
- Willa Cather
- Andrei Codrescu
- Dorothy Day
- Emily Dickinson
- Diane di Prima
- Bob Dylan
- Eminem
- Woody Guthrie
- Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
- Lolita Hernandez
- Philip Levine
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
- Bret Lott
- Thomas Lux
- Thomas Lynch
- Michael McClure
- Michael Moore
- Mark Nowak
- Edward Sanders
- John Sayles
- Quincy Troupe
- MIck Vranich
- Diane Wakoski
- Jack White
- Walt Whitman
. . . and many more.

Review:

"M. L. Liebler is the poet laureate of America's working class. The collection he has assembled rings out with truth, intensity and love. In a world full of despair, it is comforting to have writers so gifted and generous singing our song of rebellion and hope. This book is the kind of spark we need these days — a rich, intense and inspiring collection for and about those who get their hands dirty every single day." Michael Moore

Review:

"This book is not 'fresh-air'. It is a mighty wind. . . . While the nightly news continues to do the numbers, as if we were all investors, here's the larger part — the real grit and savor of American life. Spelled out in plain English." Peter Coyote

Synopsis:

Poets, rock stars, filmmakers, activists, novelists, and historians lend their voices to this landmark collection about the daily grind.

Synopsis:

"M. L. Liebler is the poet laureate of Americas working class. The collection he has assembled rings out with truth, intensity and love. In a world full of despair, it is comforting to have writers so gifted and generous singing our song of rebellion and hope. This book is the kind of spark we need these days—a rich, intense and inspiring collection for and about those who get their hands dirty every single day."—Michael Moore

“This book is not ‘fresh-air. It is a mighty wind. . . . While the nightly news continues to ‘do the numbers, as if we were all investors, heres the larger part—the real grit and savor of American life. Spelled out in plain English.”—Peter Coyote

From the White Stripes' "The Big Three Killed My Baby" to Eminem's "Lose Yourself"; from the folk anthems of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie to the poems of Walt Whitman and Amiri Baraka; from the stories of Willa Cather and Bret Lott to the rabble-rousing work of Michael Moore—this transcendent volume touches upon all aspects of working-class life.

A collection about living while barely making one, about layoffs and picket lines, about farmers, butchers, miners, waitresses, assembly-line workers, and the "Groundskeeper Busted Reading in the Custodial Water Closet," this is literature by the people and for the people.

Contributors include:

Amiri Baraka

Bonnie Jo Campbell

Willa Cather

Andrei Codrescu

Dorothy Day

Emily Dickinson

Diane di Prima

Bob Dylan

Eminem

Woody Guthrie

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Lolita Hernandez

Philip Levine

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Bret Lott

Thomas Lux

Thomas Lynch

Michael McClure

Michael Moore

Mark Nowak

Edward Sanders

John Sayles

Quincy Troupe

MIck Vranich

Diane Wakoski

Jack White

Walt Whitman

. . . and many more.

About the Author

M. L. Liebler is a poet, literary arts activist, and community organizer who has read and performed his work internationally. A teacher at Wayne State University, he is also the founding director of both the National Writers Voice Project in Detroit and Springfed Arts: Metro Detroit Writers Literary Arts Organization. He was selected as Best Detroit Poet by the Detroit Free Press and Metro Times, and his many awards include a Paterson Poetry Prize for Literary Excellence and the Barnes and Noble Poets and Writers Writers for Writers Award, an honor shared with Maxine Hong Kingston and Junot Diaz.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566892483
Author:
Liebler, M. L.
Publisher:
Coffee House Press
Foreword by:
Hamper, Ben
Foreword:
Hamper, Ben
Author:
Hamper, Ben
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
470
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.50 x 1.38 in

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Product details 470 pages Coffee House Press - English 9781566892483 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "I love anthologies. I love their heft, their breadth, and the way a good one opens the imagination to new vistas. M. L. Liebler's Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking out the Jams is a good case in point." (Read the entire Powells.com review)
"Review" by , "M. L. Liebler is the poet laureate of America's working class. The collection he has assembled rings out with truth, intensity and love. In a world full of despair, it is comforting to have writers so gifted and generous singing our song of rebellion and hope. This book is the kind of spark we need these days — a rich, intense and inspiring collection for and about those who get their hands dirty every single day."
"Review" by , "This book is not 'fresh-air'. It is a mighty wind. . . . While the nightly news continues to do the numbers, as if we were all investors, here's the larger part — the real grit and savor of American life. Spelled out in plain English."
"Synopsis" by , Poets, rock stars, filmmakers, activists, novelists, and historians lend their voices to this landmark collection about the daily grind.
"Synopsis" by ,

"M. L. Liebler is the poet laureate of Americas working class. The collection he has assembled rings out with truth, intensity and love. In a world full of despair, it is comforting to have writers so gifted and generous singing our song of rebellion and hope. This book is the kind of spark we need these days—a rich, intense and inspiring collection for and about those who get their hands dirty every single day."—Michael Moore

“This book is not ‘fresh-air. It is a mighty wind. . . . While the nightly news continues to ‘do the numbers, as if we were all investors, heres the larger part—the real grit and savor of American life. Spelled out in plain English.”—Peter Coyote

From the White Stripes' "The Big Three Killed My Baby" to Eminem's "Lose Yourself"; from the folk anthems of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie to the poems of Walt Whitman and Amiri Baraka; from the stories of Willa Cather and Bret Lott to the rabble-rousing work of Michael Moore—this transcendent volume touches upon all aspects of working-class life.

A collection about living while barely making one, about layoffs and picket lines, about farmers, butchers, miners, waitresses, assembly-line workers, and the "Groundskeeper Busted Reading in the Custodial Water Closet," this is literature by the people and for the people.

Contributors include:

Amiri Baraka

Bonnie Jo Campbell

Willa Cather

Andrei Codrescu

Dorothy Day

Emily Dickinson

Diane di Prima

Bob Dylan

Eminem

Woody Guthrie

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke

Lolita Hernandez

Philip Levine

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Bret Lott

Thomas Lux

Thomas Lynch

Michael McClure

Michael Moore

Mark Nowak

Edward Sanders

John Sayles

Quincy Troupe

MIck Vranich

Diane Wakoski

Jack White

Walt Whitman

. . . and many more.

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