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"Cottonopolis " is a sequence of prose and found poems about the Industrial Revolution, in particular the links between the cotton industry in Lancashire, slavery in the Americas and the colonization of India. From the Irish slums of Manchester to the forts of the Slave Coast to the ruins of Dhaka, India; from Civil War battlefields to Lancashire factory floors, from slave ...more
Paperback, 90 pages
Published March 15th 2013 by Pedlar Press
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I am always hesitant when it comes to picking up poetry that, in some way, takes and adapts historical events, or is a discussion on social justice issues. "Cottonopolis" proved me wrong and blew me away beyond words. I think it's one of the most well-researched, well put-together poetry collections I have read so far, most successful in the way it set the mood and sense of the time period while reading. The way in which Lebowitz explored the idea of industrialization and the human aspect of it, ...more
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Some very strong, stirring poems. Others felt too familiar, too expected.
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