It took me about two seconds to name the unexpected speaking voice of poet/critic/professor Joshua Clover as I flicked past the NPR station. I flicked back. He was being interviewed because today he's going on strike! Or at least walking out. We wish him well.

Originally Published: September 24th, 2009

Born and raised in New York City, Rebecca Wolff earned an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She authored Manderley (2001), selected for the 2001 National Poetry Series; Figment (2004), winner of the Barnard Women Poets Prize; The King (2009); and One Morning— (2015). Her work has appeared in BOMB...

  1. September 24, 2009
     Wilmer Dukes

    Odd that bourgeois institutions are now so important to him.

  2. September 24, 2009

    Yes, Doodle, I mean Wilmer, can you imagine the hypocrisy? I mean, everyone knows that collective bargaining and teacher-student solidarity are the hallmarks of the bourgeois spirit.

  3. September 24, 2009
     Wilmer Dukes

    Indeed they are, Robert P.!

  4. September 24, 2009

    Affecting change the Facebook way:\r

    "___ is in solidarity with the 9/24 University of California system-wide walk-out, and against the further privatization of the public university system. If you are too, make this your status for the rest of the day

  5. September 24, 2009
     Don Share

    Some articles on this with quotes from Clover can be found here and here.\r

  6. September 24, 2009
     Miriam Levine

    I believe a goon is someone who breaks a strike. This guy is sticking with the union.

  7. September 24, 2009
     Rebecca Wolff

    Name That Yoon-\r

    yun organizer\r

    didn't sound as funny to me for some reason.

  8. September 24, 2009

    Funny isn't really the first thing that comes to mind as a goal in this situation.

  9. September 24, 2009
     Don Share

    Joshua makes this important point in the transcript of the NPR story Rebecca links to above: "One thing I should stress is we're not technically on strike since the faculty are not unionized. But we are walking out."

  10. September 24, 2009
     Rebecca Wolff

    I was so hoping someone would correct me on that one.

  11. September 25, 2009
     Jennifer Epstein

    No, goons are the ones who intimidate by threatening force...also Alice from Popeye.

  12. September 25, 2009

    Masked protesters take over UCSC. Read it here:\r

  13. September 25, 2009
     jennifer epstein

    ...and scabs are the workers who cross picket lines.

  14. September 30, 2009
     Teri G.

    Still occupied. Now with Dance Party!\r