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A new publishing project: OccuPoetry!
This just in! The Occupy Movement has a new friend in poetry: OccuPoetry! Founded and edited by UC Davis digital humanities specialist Phillip Barron and Katy Ryan, an associate professor of English at West Virginia University, OccuPoetry is a poetry project that will–three times weekly!–publish poetry about economic justice/injustice, greed, protest, activism, and opportunity. Launched just last week with poems from Carrie Osborne of Oakland, CA, OccuPoetry also published work on Friday from Richard Downing of Hudson, FL, who revisited Allen Ginsberg’s iconic “Howl” with his own “Howl Again” (an audio recording is also available). More from the release:
The Occupy Movement is speaking to people in all parts of the country (and even the world), and as the next few weeks unfold, you’ll see that the wonderful submissions we are receiving reflect this geographic diversity. As the movement adapts to dislocation from the parks symbolically occupied, the poetry will continue because the pursuit of economic justice grows only more intense.
Information on submissions is here.