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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

RISE (an anthology of Power and Unity)


Poetry. African & African American Studies. "These are songs of standing up to darkness and transforming it into music. The creative processes these poets use to channel their visionary works, are the same creative processes that we channel in revolutionary struggle in the streets or the halls of power. What is really happening behind the smoke and mirrors? Why is it happening? What—if anything—can we do about it? The poems in this anthology are forged in the politics of revolt. They are conjurations, spells to envelop our consciousness through sounds and images, music and meanings. Constructive social change needs a high level of consciousness, and these poems leave us strengthened in our struggle to leave a livable world to our grandchildren. Keep this book beside your pillow, let it fill your dreams."—John Curl

Contributors include: Eugene B. Redmond, Angel L. Martinez, Adam Gottlieb, Dorothy Payne, Eric Allen Yankee, Adrian Ernesto Cepeda, Dee Allen, Eleanor Goldfield, Irene Monica Sanchez, Anmarie Soucie, Anika Paris, M.A. Peterson, Henry Howard, Carlos Raul Dufflar, Jackie Lopez, Elizabeth Marino, Alessandra Bava, Tim Hall, Victor Avila, Juan Cardenas, Chris Devcich, Teresa Mei Chuc, Michael Castro, Karen Melander-Magoon, Iris De Anda, Antonieta Villamil, S.L. Kerns, Gabor Gyukics, Lynn White, Luis J. Rodriguez, Dawnna Mathieu, Sherman Pearl, Paul David Adkins, Megan D. Robinson, Joshua Hegarty, Jeffery Martin, Jessica M. Wilson Cardenas, Arthur Hurts, Ernest Rosenthal, Peter Coco, Patrick A. Harford, David A. Romero, R. Bremner, Gloria Vando, Camari Carter, Diamanda Galas, Fred Dodsworth, David S. Pointer, El Williams III, Dylan Garcia, John Kaniecki, Tim Kahl, Ayo Ayoola-Amale, Michael Schiffman, Christian Elder, Jack Hirschman, Maria Elena Danelli, Nina Serano, Issac J Torres, Mahnaz Badihian, Stan Ginsburg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

IMPOSING DEMOCRACY






NOW AVAILABLE:

IMPOSING DEMOCRACY
by Mark Lipman, recipient of the 2015 Joe Hill Labor Poetry Award is a writer, poet, multi- media artist and activist. He is the author of six books, most recently, Poetry for the Masses and Global Economic Amnesty. Co-founder of the Berkeley Stop the War Coalition (USA), Agir Contre la Guerre (France) and Occupy Los Angeles, he has been an outspoken critic of war and occupation since 2001. Mark uses poetry to connect communities to the greater social issues that affect all of our lives, while building consciousness through the spoken word. Currently, he is a member of POWER (People Organized for Westside Renewal), the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World); Occupy Venice, the Revolutionary Poets Brigade and 100 Thousand Poets for Change.




  ONLY $10 (domestic shipping included)





 

Y en Español

Solamente $10 
(correo domestico incluído)
 




Friday, September 9, 2016

The Border Crossed Us (an anthology to end apartheid)


NOW AVAILABLE:

The Border Crossed Us 
(an anthology to end apartheid)

Winner of the 2016 International Latino Book Award
(Best Poetry Anthology)





We are very happy to announce that the release of The Border Crossed Us (an anthology to end apartheid).

This important collection of poetry and artwork on Immigration and Palestinian Justice 
is an incredibly powerful body of work that stands out as a strong example 
of the growing world-wide solidarity between all people for a better, more just planet.

Poetry. Latinx Studies. Native American Studies. Middle Eastern Studies. Winner of the 2016 International Latino Book Award for Best Anthology. "Required Reading" for the 2017 Latino Book Review. Includes 25 full-color illustrations. This collection combines the themes of Immigration Justice in the U.S. and Justice for Palestine.

"Here in THE BORDER CROSSED US (AN ANTHOLOGY TO END APARTHEID), poets weigh in with images, metaphors and poetic turns that teach and illustrate the dilemmas and injustices currently under-girding the immigration issue.

"In this collection, we see poems of lament and affirmation, like Dorothy Payne's: 'So with hot woman-words / and a wildfire of revenge, / I'll unbury the mothers / and cradle brown men / still hanging from limbs / to restore to the soil / a borderless nation /...'. Or Antonieta Villamil's: 'Say that I bring in my sight / the eye of the hurricane / and under my fingernails / the earth I could not dig for my dead.'

"We have odes to the Gaza Strip, to Honduras, South Texas, Colombia, South Africa, the Arab Spring, Los Angeles, Indian lands, and so much more. We have poems in Arab and Hebrew. English, Spanish and anguish. From across this country and other nations, from 'endless' borders to poems without end."—Luis J. Rodriguez, Los Angeles Poet Laureate

 




8.5 x 8.5; full color illustrations; 220 pages


Friday, August 5, 2016

VAGABOND announces the launch of:





Here are the unabridged documents of what has gone down in St. Louis and the region at large – that is, bullets, long-time ago massacres, military tanks, the “brutal games” set into motion on a peoples of color, of those with few resources, a city, a state, a region cut into painful slices – you and me, by the way. Listen here.  Reflect on these poets, activists, philosophers, artists, community builders.  Unchecked power can only be challenged by heart-soul illuminations – for the people. Now open this book. You’ll find song too – “voice-lifted and wakeful rhymes,” yes, the “hope for peace” cannot be erased.  Give thanks to the ongoing work of East St. Louis Laureate Eugene B. Redmond and these brave hard-workin’ poets carving poetry news that few cover on the pages of the nation.  You got to love it.  I do.


–  Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States
 




NOW AVAILABLE
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Thursday, February 4, 2016

VAGABOND Announces: CALL FOR POETRY









Attention Women Poets:

NATIONAL CALL FOR POETRY

Extended Deadline March 15th, 2017

Selection by Dorothy Payne

Send up to 3 unpublished poems on the feminist struggle,

short factual bio and author photo (Word .docx / jpeg) to:

editor@vagabondbooks.net / escalatepeace@gmail.com

Blind Selection: (include cover letter with name, contact information

and title of poems – author’s name should not be found on poem pages)

Original, unpublished works only. More information at: www.vagabondbooks.net