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Completely unique among poetry anthologies, Poetry Like Bread contains works by poets whose imaginations are political. These are poets -- which include political activists, revolutionaries, guerilla combatants, and ordinary working people from around the world -- whose works are united in a desire for a world where human needs are met and justice is pursued....

Title : Poetry Like Bread: Poets of the Political Imagination from Curbstone Press
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ISBN : 9781880684153
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 282 Pages
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Poetry Like Bread: Poets of the Political Imagination from Curbstone Press Reviews

  • Naomi
    2019-02-06 02:54

    These are not poems that flinch from addressing the painful and difficult. They are often prophetic poems or angry poems or grieving poems. But they all feed the spirit facing tyranny and injustice.

  • Deneene
    2019-02-18 06:36

    An incredible bilingual anthology which contains one of my favorite poems ever . . . Como Túby Roque DaltonYo, como tú,amo el amor, la vida, el dulce encantode las cosas, el paisajeceleste de los días de enero.También mi sangre bulley río por los ojosque han conocido el brote de las lágrimas.Creo que el mundo es bello,que la poesía es como el pan, de todos.Y que mis venas no terminan en mísino en la sangre unánimede los que luchan por la vida,el amor,las cosas, el paisaje y el pan,la poesía de todos.Like You Like you Ilove love, life, the sweet smellof things, the sky-bluelandscape of January days.And my blood boils upand I laugh through eyesthat have known the buds of tears.I believe the world is beautifulAnd that poetry, like bread, is for everyone.And that my veins don’t end in mebut in the unanimous bloodof those who struggle for life,love,little things,landscape and bread,the poetry of everyone.

  • Jeanne Gillespie
    2019-02-11 08:43

    Fabulous work!

  • Real Supergirl
    2019-02-10 08:36

    An excellent anthology of distinctly political poetry. Translated from Spanish and mostly by Central American poets, these works are by poets I would never have found otherwise, and include Espada's work himself, which is equally wonderful. What I love is that it captures the heart and soul of the working classes, and shows brilliantly how poetry can be found - I would argue even NEEDS to be found - in day to day, mundane existence.

  • Susan
    2019-02-16 09:38

    This book has many great poems for when you are in a revolutionary mood.

  • Tim
    2019-02-20 07:41

    Powerful poetry from many perspectives.

  • Hannah
    2019-02-02 05:31

    This is an inspirational compilation. There are diverse and heart rendering perspectives on life, death, love, politics, and war. It is one of the 5 books that I take with me almost constantly.

  • Michael Mingo
    2019-01-24 05:45

    All around a very solid collection of poems. I am especially glad to be introduced to the works of Paul Laraque and Sarah Menefee.

  • Jennifer
    2019-02-04 06:51

    amazing selection of amazing poems.

  • Sasha
    2019-02-19 01:50

    Totally a cool poetry book. He read at our school and he was a totally cool guy. I definitely recommend it to anyone.