In our first two issues, we published work by poets loosely grouped under the categories of oetry & ifesto.
For the third issue of esque, REVOLUTIONESQUE, we asked you to tell us about the revolution. We didn’t define what we mean by that. Whether it lives in your home, in the financial district, or the district of your heart, you defined your revolution and told us what it is. Here are y/our findings.
With thanks and love to the People’s Library and the Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology.
Amy King is the author of, most recently, I Want to Make You Safe (Litmus Press). Also, Slaves to do These Things, I’m the Man Who Loves You, Antidotes for an Alibi, all from BlazeVOX Books. She is currently preparing a book of interviews with the poet Ron Padgett and teaches English and Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College. She has conducted workshops at such places as the San Francisco State University Poetry Center, Summer Writing Program @ Naropa University, Slippery Rock University and Rhode Island School of Design. Her poems have been nominated for numerous Pushcart Prizes, and she was a Lambda Literary finalist. Amy founded and curated, from 2006, the Brooklyn-based reading series, The Stain of Poetry, until 2010. She will be teaching an online poetry workshop, “Apostrophes, Odes, Ekphrasis, O My!” this July (more info here). Poetry readings, reviews and more @amyking.org.
Ana Božičević is the author of Stars of the Night Commute (Tarpaulin Sky Press, 2009) and five chapbooks of poetry, most recently War on a Lunchbreak (Belladonna*, 2011). With Željko Mitić, she is the editor of The Day Lady Gaga Died: an Anthology of NYC Poetry of the 21st Century (in Serbian, Peti talas/The Fifth Wave, 2011). Her translations of Zvonko Karanović recently received a NYSCA grant. She works and studies at The Graduate Center, CUNY, where she edits Diane di Prima’s lectures for Lost & Found: The CUNY Poetics Document Initiative and helps run the Annual Chapbook Festival. With Amy King, Ana co-edits esque and the PEN Poetry Series. Fresh poems and more at www.anabozicevic.com.