Wednesday, February 1, 2017

RISE Anthology, Fundraising Special

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VAGABOND is very happy to announce that we have just received the proof pages for our upcoming publication, Rise (an anthology of Power and Unity).



We now begin the final proofing stages before going to print.  Our launch event will be held on Sunday, February 26th, 4:30p-6:30p @ Beyond Baroque Literary Arts Center (681 Venice Blvd. Venice, CA 90291).  All are welcome. 

For anyone who has pre-ordered copies, they will be available at the event, (otherwise will be mailed out to you shortly after)  

Thank you so much to everyone who has contributed to helping this urgently timely body of work come into being, to all the incredible poets and artist who have lent their voices to the poetic resistance – I am overwhelmed and overjoyed with the power of this collection we have put together.


Advanced Review of Rise (an anthology of Power and Unity)

“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. PEN Oakland

… and for our work at VAGABOND:

“Thank you -- I learned a lot. How people's poetry is hard to find on the shelf. I am glad you are
Filling up that shelf!”

Juan Felipe Herrera, Poet Laureate of the United States

You make that work possible:




To date, we have reached about halfway to our fundraising goals are looking to raise an additional $1,000 for printing within the next 10 days. 



As a special fundraising offer, for anyone who contributes $100 towards our printing budget, in addition your copy of Rise, you will receive, a copy of






The Border Crossed Us (an anthology to end apartheid), winner of the 2016 International Latino Book Award (Best Poetry Anthology), and selected by the Latino Book Review’s 2017 Reading Challenge: http://www.latinobookreview.com/latino-book-reviews-2017-reading-challenge.html … as well as your very own 




#notmypresident T-shirt by Occupy Venice. (Available colors may vary.)

For larger or tax-deductable contributions, please contact me directly at: editor@vagabondbooks.net




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