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RADIATION KING
SWEETCLOVER
PANTHEON
AMERICAN LONELINESS
SMOKES
FRANKENSTEIN’S CHILDREN
January 07, 2016

Reading, Discussion & Book Signing featuring RAISING LILLY LEDBETTER: WOMEN POETS OCCUPY THE WORKSPACE

A reading, discussion and book signing featuring Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workplace will take place on Sunday, 17 January 2016 at 4 pm in The Readings Gallery of Village Books in Bellingham. Featured readers include lead editor, Carolyne Wright; Vancouver, BC contributing poet, Miranda Pearson; Whidbey Writers Workshop Assistant Director, Ana Maria Spagna; and publisher, Christine Holbert. The event is free and open to all. We hope you can join us if you’re in the Bellingham area.

These are the voices of women poets in the workspaces they occupy—much as Studs Terkel illuminated the lives of working people in his interviews, as Woody Guthrie celebrated in song, and as the iconic Mary Harris “Mother” Jones (at one time called “the most dangerous woman in America”) fought for in labor strikes, union organizing, and a seminal autobiography. Editors Wright, Lyons, and Toledo have brought together voices of women poets in the workspaces they occupy: from cotton rows to corner suites, trawlers to typing pools, nursing stations to space stations, factory floors to faculty offices. These voices bear witness to women’s workplace lives, and act to re-envision and refigure the world of work for women.

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