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Who Will Speak for America?
by Stephanie Feldman and Nathaniel Popkin
Temple University Press, 2018
eISBN: 978-1-4399-1625-4 | Paper: 978-1-4399-1624-7 | Cloth: 978-1-4399-1623-0
Library of Congress Classification PS509.U52W48 2018
Dewey Decimal Classification 810.803273

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

The editors and contributors to Who Will Speak for America? are passionate and justifiably angry voices providing a literary response to today’s political crisis.  Inspired by and drawing from the work of writers who participated in nationwide Writers Resist events in January 2017, this volume provides a collection of poems, stories, essays, and cartoons that wrestle with the meaning of America and American identity. The contributions—from established figures including Eileen Myles, Melissa Febos, Jericho Brown, and Madeleine Thien, as well as rising new voices, such as Carmen Maria Machado, Ganzeer, and Liana Finck—confront a country beset by racial injustice, poverty, misogyny, and violence. 


Contributions reflect on the terror of the first days after the 2016 Presidential election, but range well beyond it to interrogate the past and imagine possible American futures. 


Who Will Speak for America? inspires readers by emphasizing the power of patience, organizing, resilience and community. These moving works advance the conversation the American colonists began, and that generations of activists, in their efforts to perfect our union, have elevated and amplified.


All royalties will benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center.


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