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Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Dissent


Coming Soon... 

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Vagabond is pleased to announce that the selection for our upcoming anthology, DISSENT (an anthology to end war and capitalism) is complete and contains over 90 poets from around the world, to be release later this year.
 
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Tuesday, March 7, 2023

Re-Beat


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Vagabond is happy to present, RE-BEAT (new and selected poems), by Igor Costanzo, for publication later this year.

I first met Igor Costanzo 20 years ago, while I, a traveling poet, based out of Shakespeare and Company in Paris, happened upon Verona, Italy. This was to join with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, who was presenting in Fluxus art event, Back to Beat, curated by Francesco Conz. I was staying with Francesco at the time, and Igor, a young and budding poet, still in university was Francesco’s assistant for the event, and even participated with his own poetry in this multi-media performance, also involving myself, the great Italian musician, Omar Pedrini, and likewise the famous San Francisco poet, Jack Hirschman.

Igor and I, both young poets at the time, made an instant friendship that has now lasted for two decades.

When meeting Igor for the first time, I was struck by his deep connection to the beat poets and how Ferlinghetti had already written the introduction of Igor’s first book, I Wish to be Light, with poems translated by Hirschman.

Since that time, Igor Costanzo has grow to be a leading voice for poetry in Italy, with his work known around the world and translated into several language, and not only that, but Igor has also become known as the “environmental poet,” a title that I became aware of when visiting Italy in 2017, to participate in the Monigart Festival a Moniga del Garda, which he organized.

In the last years, as all great poets do, Igor has started building those international bridges between poets, poetry and communities around the world, introducing some of the most important poets from every corner of the globe to the greater society as a whole, with his weekly poetry column, Traces of Poetry, which appears in the newspaper, Brecciaoggi.

It’s clear to me, both as a poet and publisher, that Igor’s voice is an important one for this new generation of poets that’s springing up from the footsteps of legends to carry on the work of being the voice of our collective human consciousness.

For these reasons, it’s with great pleasure that I, and the press Vagabond, present Igor Costanzo to you and welcome him into our publication family.

~ Mark Lipman

editor-in-chief, Vagabond 

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Tuesday, February 14, 2023

The Storm


 COMING SOON!

The Storm 

New poems 

by Mark Lipman

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Monday, November 14, 2022

Call for Poetry


 Call for Poetry

 


ATTENTION POETS:
 
Vagabond is now launching a call for poetry for a new anthology entitled: DISSENT (an anthology to end war and capitalism)
 
Send up to three unpublished poems (Word docx) on the theme, with a short bio, author photo and cover letter to: editor@vagabondbooks.net
 
This will be a blind selection so only put your name with the poem titles on the cover letter.
 
This will be an international anthology so poems in original language with English translations are welcome.
 
DEADLINE 31 December 2022

Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Freedom


 Now Available

    Vagabond is pleased to announce the launch of Freedom, by Woodrow Bailey.

    Freedom is a courageous collection that challenges what it means to be truly free in a country plagued by systemic racism, dilapidated social services, power-hungry politics, and beyond.  Each poem photographs the human experience of fighting to keep hope alive despite the painful repercussions of America's brutalities against marginalized communities. Freedom's honest poetic journalism braves the quest for a future of unshackled joy and the might to infinitely dream. Only a poet like Woodrow Bailey can turn the rage of injustice into a liberation of truth through the power of the pen.


 
  Available Nationally on December 1st.

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"Freedom is the vivid reality of under-resourced and underrepresented communities that struggle with cycles of addiction, lack generational wealth, and suffer due to numerous inequities and injustices at the hands of the systems that are supposed to protect them. Bailey puts himself at the center of witnessing individuals’ stories and telling the raw truth about the violence and lack of empathy these individuals face daily. Freedom is the American journey that we’ve been missing from history books."

Andres Sanchez
Author of This Body
 
 
"Freedom is a raw, untamed collection of exquisite poems from Woodrow Bailey, who is widely known among we poets for his love and criticism of his community.  Straddling the line between honesty and eloquence, as all poetry should, this book attests to the true meaning of Freedom, which can only be discovered if you read every line, and wrestle with every sentence. The collection is reminiscent of Marvin Gaye's album, "What's Going On" begging us to wake up from our sleep and take a critical look at the world around us, and search ourselves for the willingness to change it. If poems have the power to hold you accountable for making significant change, then these are those poems, which are full of light and sight." 
 
Hiram Sims 
Founder of the Sims Library of Poetry 
 
 


 
 

Revolutionary Vision


 Now Available

    New work from the League of Revolutionaries for a New America is here. Dedicated to the legendary poet and friend, Jack Hirschman, this anthology, Revolutionary Vision (Toward the Cultural Offense), chronicles the leading social justice voices of our age, directly out of the LRNA Cultural Conference, with both poetry and prose, touching on the most important issues of today.

    Contributors include such great voices as Jack Hirschman, Tongo Eisen-Martin, Nancy Morejรณn, Matt Sedillo, devorah major, Michael Warr, and many more.

 

 

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In 2009 four members of the LRNA formed the

Revolutionary Poets Brigade, which multiplied

in succeeding years so that there are now 5

Brigades in the United States, 2 in France and

5 more in Italy.

 

Prose reportages of the activities of the people

economically is NOT enough.

 

Poetry is the key to the future communalizing

by way of human feelings and the heart.

 

It is a key to the successful educating on the

meaning of the New Class.

 

Because EVERYONE lives poetically within

him or her self, along with the dream of a

communist world that is the ground of the

imagination’s most affirmative dimension.

 ~ Jack Hirschman