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
Mark Lipman is the founder of VAGABOND and the Culver City Small Press Book Festival; recipient of the 2015 Joe Hill Labor Poetry Award; winner of the 2016 International Latino Book Awards for THE BORDER CROSSED US (AN ANTHOLOGY TO END APARTHEID) (VAGABOND, 2015); editor and publisher of RISE (AN ANTHOLOGY OF POWER AND UNITY) (VAGABOND, 2017) and EXTREME (AN ANTHOLOGY FOR SOCIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE) (VAGABOND, 2018); a writer, poet, multi-media artist and activist, is the author of nine books, most recently, THE ROLE OF THE REVOLUTIONARY POET IN SOCIETY AND A STRATEGIC VISION FOR THE 21ST CENTURY (VAGABOND, 2020) andImposing Democracy; Poetry for the Masses; and Global Economic Amnesty. His work has also appeared in notable international anthologies such as, 21 Poetas por la Paz, (21 Poets for Peace) (Universidad Juárez Autónoma de Tabasco) and Coiled Serpent (Tia Chucha Press). 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 sits on Culver City's Committee on Homelessness and is a board member of POWER (People Organized for Westside Renewal); member of the IWW (Industrial Workers of the World), Ground Game LA, Veterans for Peace, Occupy Venice, the Revolutionary Poets Brigade, 100 Thousand Poets for Change and the World Poetry Movement. Author City: LOS ANGELES, CA USA