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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Dear City Council


 COMING SOON! 

Vagabond is pleased to announce the forthcoming launch of Dear City Council, by Mark Lipman.

 

Do you need to dream bigger; open your eyes wider; let your imagination soar and think outside the box? Then Dear City Council is for you. In a combination of public comments, selected poems and essays, Mark Lipman weaves the story and challenges facing a modern day Mayberry, Culver City, California, as it tries to come to grip with its racist past and looming corporate future, where the land speculator is king, and Jeff Bezos rules.

 

At the center of this modern day dystopian nightmare, reporting in real time, the poet, Mark Lipman, calls to account in words of powerful truth, the options and alternatives this community still has before it’s too late and Culver City has just become another column in some accountant’s book.

  

Will Culver City find its way to reimagining public safety that puts the well being of all ahead of the status quo of policing every social woe? Will they put justice in the budget and solve homelessness, as they easily could, or will they continue to kick the can down the road? Will they up-zone to the sky and become a mini-Manhattan, or will they follow the path of true social and racial equity with a Homes Guarantee and a Green New Deal? Will the Heart of Screenland finally find its heart, or will it be lost forever?

 

All this and more we explore in Dear City Council, but if you want to know how the story ends... well, that’s literally up to you.  


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August 1st, 2021
 
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Saturday, January 30, 2021

Reimagine America


 VAGABOND announces a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for:

 REIMAGINE AMERICA

(an anthology for the future)

 America is at a crossroads. The people have spoken and have rejected overt fascism, yet there is no going back to normal, to a world of failed policies that has pushed us to the very brink, one that continues to struggle through a global pandemic, with widespread poverty and an ever looming climate emergency. There is no time to wait to reshape our future and reimagine what America and this world around us can be.

Vagabond calls upon the poets to respond, to put your very best ideas forward, to challenge the system and help redefine what our true potential can be.

Send up to 3 unpublished poems or prose pieces (max 600 words) (Word .docx) and artwork (.jpeg) for consideration, along with a cover letter, full contact information, short bio and author photo to:

 editor@vagabondbooks.net

Extended submission deadline: 12 noon, on March 01, 2021.

Multi-lingual poems (Original language with English translation accepted)

To be published in the spring/summer of 2022 for national distribution. Contributors will receive 1 author/artist copy upon publication.