Variations of Labor
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Alex Gallo-Brown explores through poetry, essays, and fiction what it means to labor in modern-day America. Stories about semiprofessional poker players, line cooks in high-tech company cafeterias, and an activist trying to drum up support for a union paint a bleak picture of dead-end jobs and truncated hopes, but also depict the roiling just underneath the surface of all those who have been disrespected and written off.
Chin Music, 9781634059770, 160pp.
Publication Date: October 29, 2019
About the Author
ALEX GALLO-BROWN is a poet, journalist, and labor activist from Seattle.