"If you spend your time raging at the weakest arguments, or your most hysterical opponents, expect your own intellect to suffer. The intellect is a muscle; it must be exercised."
"Never be deceived that that rich will allow you to vote their wealth away."
—Lucy Parsons, the Haymarket Square widow who internationalized the struggle for the eight-hour day and whose work led to the May Day rallies held around the world. Happy May Day!
Check this out for more on the Haymarket Martyrs, the origins of May Day, and Lucy Parsons: Lucy Parsons: An American Revolutionary
Christopher Bucklow - Guests (2005)
“Solar pin-hole photographs of luminous silhouettes, for which the technical process is a cross between photography and drawing.
Strongly influenced by Carl Jung’s theory of the Anima and Animus, the idea of the repressed parts of the psyche feature repeatedly throughout Bucklow’s work.”
June Bookswap is pride-themed!
Special guests: MICHELLE TEA & ALI LIEBGOTT
Michelle Tea is the author of four memoirs, a novel, a book of poetry and the young adult fantasy tale, A Mermaid in Chelsea Creek new from McSweeney’s. She has edited anthologies about class, fashion and literature, and is Editor of the City Lights/Sister Spit series. Michelle is founder and Executive Director of RADAR Productions, a literary non-profit that oversees the Sister Spit international performance tours, the monthly RADAR Reading Series in San Francisco, the annual Radar LAB Retreat, and other programs.
Ali Liebegott is the author of the award-winning books The Beautifully Worthless and The IHOP Papers. In 2010 she took a train trip across America interviewing female poets for a project titled, The Heart Has Many Doors; excerpts from these interviews are posted monthly on The Believer Logger. Along with a reprint of her road classic The Beautifully Worthless, her newest novel Cha-Ching! is the latest release from City Lights/Sister Spit. In addition, she is the founding editor at Writers Among Artists whose first publication, Faggot Dinosaur, was released in 2012.