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In the grand, narrative tradition of Gwendolyn Brooks 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.

“The several long poems that make up this book build into each other with devastating force and understatement, breaking poetic boundaries, regenerating the rich tradition of working-class literature.”—Adrienne Rich

Mark Nowak is the author of the critically acclaimed debut book of poems Revenants, the editor of Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics and the co-editor of Visit Teepee Town: Native Writings After the Detours. He grew up in Buffalo, New York and lives in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he is active in the labor movement.

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The hard times faced by steelworkers and miners in America's rust belt inform these poetic oral histories.

Synopsis:

Poetry. In the grand, narrative tradition of Gwendolyn Brooks and Edward Sanders, this riveting collection of poetric plays and photo-ocumetnary poems exposes the human cost of corportate greed and gives voice to the growing crisis face din communities across America. "The several long poems that make up this book build into each other with devastating force and understatement, breaking poetic boundaries, regenerating rich tradition of working-class literature" --Adrienne Rich.

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The hard times faced by the American working class in the nations rust belt inform these poetic oral histories.

Nowak relies on his life as a personwith the sturdy underpinning of classand brings it back, humming. And sleek with seeing and hearing! We get a sharp eye, a literary &philosophical broadening of what used to be labeled working class poetry,deepened with a hard but contemporary lyric and narrative. A much needed paradeAmiri Baraka, from the afterword

In the narrative and investigative tradition of Gwendolyn Brooks, Edward Sanders, and Muriel Rukeyser, 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 industrial communities across America.

About the Author

A poet and labor activist heralded by Adrienne Rich for "regenerating the rich tradition of working-class literature,"Mark Nowak's previous collections include Shut Up Shut Down and Revenants. He has led transnational writing workshops through the UAW and through the National Union of Metalworkers in South Africa, and is a frequent contributor to the Poetry Foundation's Harriet blog.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781566891639
Afterword:
Baraka, Amiri
Publisher:
Coffee House Press
Author:
Baraka, Amiri
Author:
Nowak, Mark
Afterword by:
Baraka, Amiri
Afterword:
Baraka, Amiri
Subject:
General
Subject:
Business Ethics
Subject:
Corporations
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Corporate culture
Subject:
Avarice
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
October 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
161
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.4 in 9.5 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
The hard times faced by steelworkers and miners in America's rust belt inform these poetic oral histories.
"Synopsis" by , Poetry. In the grand, narrative tradition of Gwendolyn Brooks and Edward Sanders, this riveting collection of poetric plays and photo-ocumetnary poems exposes the human cost of corportate greed and gives voice to the growing crisis face din communities across America. "The several long poems that make up this book build into each other with devastating force and understatement, breaking poetic boundaries, regenerating rich tradition of working-class literature" --Adrienne Rich.
"Synopsis" by , The hard times faced by the American working class in the nations rust belt inform these poetic oral histories.

Nowak relies on his life as a personwith the sturdy underpinning of classand brings it back, humming. And sleek with seeing and hearing! We get a sharp eye, a literary &philosophical broadening of what used to be labeled working class poetry,deepened with a hard but contemporary lyric and narrative. A much needed paradeAmiri Baraka, from the afterword

In the narrative and investigative tradition of Gwendolyn Brooks, Edward Sanders, and Muriel Rukeyser, 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 industrial communities across America.

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