thanks so much for this post!
i just wanted to let everyone know that the talks from the Labor Day event are up at our blog www.labday2010.blogspot.com
there was alot of discussion about how to move forward, both with the multiple conversations about poetry and labor in general, as well as concrete, collective actions going forward.
i want to invite as many writers who are interested to please join the conversation and/or collective actions/projects that may emerge.
to Tim Shaner & Kristen Gallagher
If dis-ability is work
Then I'm writing
On the clock, no
Didn't have a job
So this is my job
At present it stands
a) I have a hole in my mouth (2nd mouth)
that says "no over time" (2nd word conceded)
24/7 and I sleep a little during it.
b) I have a creditor on my back who calls
at ridiculous hours. There's a machine that keeps pro-
noun sing my name "Wow-lack" and so
c) When they say if you're you
keep listening I don't and this
d) There's a premium on alienation
in the poetry ghetto. I'm used
to it but also
and that one year the EFCA
wasn't a congressional watering-
down-hole. So I keep asking:
will this do? lateral pro-motion
from kitchen to desk over-looking
a baseball diamond, where at night
older kids go to skateboard and fuck
Labor Day Event Details
Agenda for Sunday, September 5, 1:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Studio One Art Center, 365 45th Street, Oakland
1:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Pam Lu (text read by Erika Staiti)
(15 minute break)
Rodrigo Toscano (text read by Suzanne Stein)
Chris Daniels (deputized by Pam Lu)
Dana Teen Lomax
Break -- 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
4:30 - 7:00 p.m.
15 minute break
George Albon (deputized by Stacy Szymaszek, text read by volunteer)
Samantha Giles (deputized by CA Conrad)