Monday, August 15, 2016

Revolutionary Poets Brigade -Los Angeles Anthology edited by Mark Lipman and published by Vagabond



8.5 x 8.5, 298 pages, full color illustrations, $25 (plus shipping)

This anthology, a selection of works from 70 Los Angeles poets, and the great photo-art of Venice artist, Mike Chamness, represents a powerful and broad spectrum of voices throughout the entire region.

Though by no means intended to be an exhaustive collection of all the great poets there are to discover in Los Angeles, let this anthology speak as an introduction to the soul of our communities on issues of social activism, race, discrimination, immigration, war, injustice, displacement, the environment, women issues, children rights, earth rights, human rights, labor and workers, here in this great city, the belly of the beast, Los Angeles, California.

“The Revolutionary Poets Brigade Anthology makes revolution still possible in these cataclysmic terrible times.” ~ Lawrence Ferlinghetti, 1st Poet Laureate of California.

“That a Revolutionary Poets Brigade exists in Los Angeles is a bit of a miracle and thanks to Mark Lipman in "ElAye" this Anthology reflects some of the terrific poetry, outside the established institutions, that exists in that area, from more renowned poets like Luis. J. Rodriguez to terrific new voices like Henry Howard and venerables like Michael C Ford. There’s potential for the biggest Brigade in the States in Los Angeles. Where did Romero come from? And that Devcich, wow!” ~ Jack Hirschman, 4th Poet Laureate of San Francisco.

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