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Poems for Political Disaster

Timothy Donnelly (Editor), B. K. Fischer (Editor), Stefania Heim (Editor)


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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.

Boston Review, 9781946511010, 62pp.

Publication Date: October 20, 2017