Literary Nonfiction. Poetry. Social Studies. Political Studies. What does the future have in store? What are the possibilities to create a system that places the needs and interests of people over those of corporations? What is the strategic vision for a People's Economy and most importantly, how do we get there? How do the poets fit into all of this? These are just a few of the questions we examine in this new ground breaking work by revolutionary poet, Mark Lipman.
"Mark Lipman's beautiful prose and rhythmic writing style captures the reader in a pronounced radical fashion; he does not hold back in using the love language of revolutionists, offering past and present problems with capitalism in the age of Covid-19... His notations of identity are precise, as the white, black, brown, Asian, and indigenousness working class must be fully unified in grasping their intersectional identities, in order for them to achieve an understanding of themselves as wholly marginalized peoples who often are comprised of multiple identities: LGBTQ, people of color, women, etc.... This work does that. A must read for the poet, working class, academic, and activist."—Edward Carson
"Mark Lipman is a national treasure!!"—Dr. Cornel West
Michael Novick @ Change_Links
Mark Lipman, founder of the press VAGABOND, the Culver City Book Festival, the Elba International Poetry Festival; winner of the 2015 Joe Hill Labor Poetry Award; the 2016 International Latino Book Award and the 2023 L'Alloro di Dante (Dante's Laurel - Italy), a writer, poet, multi-media artist, activist and author of fourteen books, began his career as the writer-in residence at the world famous Shakespeare and Company in Paris, France (2002- 2003). Since then he has worked closely with such legendary poets as Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Jack Hirschman on many projects and for the last twenty years has established a strong international following as a leading voice of his generation. He's the host and foreign correspondent for the radio program, Poetry from Around the World for Poets Café on KPFK 90.7FM Los Angeles. As Mark continues to travel the world, he uses poetry to connect communities to the greater social justice issues, while building consciousness through the spoken word.