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Liberty's Vigil, The Occupy Anthology: 99 Poets among the 99%

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An anthology of 99 poems inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement of 2011. From the website:

"Ninety-nine poets from 22 states and 6 countries speak out on behalf of the 99%, encouraging their fellow citizens to join in the effort to end corporate excess and income inequality, and win back the middle-class from corporate titans and their political puppets."

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Paperback, 127 pages
Published 2012 by FootHills Publishing
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Jan
Mar 14, 2012 Jan rated it really liked it
Great anthology of poems inspired by the Occupy movement of 2011. My favorites include "Reality Bites" by my cousin Debby Rosenfeld; "e.d." by Ron Bailey; "The E.U. Commissions a Portrait by Van Gogh" by Bill Dorris; "The Last Resort of Curfew and Arrest" by Eric Evans; "Occupy Poetry" by Howie Good; "Perhaps the Early Radicals were Right" by Jane Hoogestraat; "Asleep, I'm preoccupied" by the editor Karla Linn Merrifield; "Occupy" by Will Nixon; "Saying Goodbye to the Middle Class" by Greg ...more
Kitty
Mar 03, 2013 Kitty rated it really liked it
I love that an idea takes root, finds place between covers of a book.
It is powerful to be able to look up poets from other places who figure in the book -- for instance Alice Weiss, who I met in Boston, or the 15 or 20 people who met in February 2012 in Rochester to read aloud their poems and those by other people.

The idea of this anthology came from recognizing the importance of gathering nationwide to discuss "Liberty" and the Occupy movement.
It is a fair gathering of poems, some well-craft
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A seven-time Pushcart-Prize nominee and National Park Artist-in-Residence, Karla Linn Merrifield has had more than 300 poems appear in dozens of journals and anthologies. She has nine books to her credit, the newest of which are Lithic Scatter and Other Poems (Mercury Heartlink) and The Ice Decides: Poems of Antarctica (Finishing Line Press). Forthcoming from Salmon Poetry is Athabaskan Fractal ...more
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