Here at Harriet, we try to avoid getting too political, but this week, we took a modest stand on several issues. Heck, after hanging out with Richard Brautigan, we even had a revolutionary conference! Get out your loudspeakers and cardboard signs, folks, and let's MARCH.

Our manifesto?

1) Weird-ass hippies are cool!

2) Joe Brainard is also cool!

3) Why isn't there a gender-neutral singular pronoun? Down with the patriarchy!

4) Emily Dickinson wasn't "presumptuous"! That's crazy talk!

5) Poets are the 99 percent, and poets need affordable housing!

6) Everyone should read more poetry by writers of color!

Originally Published: August 10th, 2012