poetry

New issue of UK anarchist zine Return Fire

New issue of UK anarchist zine Return Fire

Return Fire vol.6 chap.1 now out, & new PGP key

This chapter features anti-authoritarian propositions, social movement analysis, dispatches from frontlines of revolt and from its edges, conceptions of various indigenous anarchisms, odes to play and dis-alienation, the usual repression reports and action methodologies, love letters to the land and bodily practices for rejoining ourselves with it...

destituencies: issue zero

destituencies: issue zero

From destituencies

In destituencies’ zeroeth issue, we’ve brought together a compact ensemble of four works that we’d like to offer as an excuse to pause and as an opportunity to break away from the alerts and alarms that accumulate in and increasingly structure our lives, whether expressed as cascades of anxious screen notifications or as chameleonic emergency measures. And of course, as the world collectively holds its breath, we send this out also as an invitation to think beyond the hollow yet exhausting dramas of the election. In place of “What is going to happen?,” a repressive apprehension of what may happen to us, we choose to ask instead “What might otherwise happen?” in hopes of pursuing what can possibly be done and, perhaps more urgently, undone.

Diane di Prima, prolific Beat poet, dead at 86

from Datebook

Diane di Prima, a prolific poet who pursued the life of a Beat and rose to the position of San Francisco poet laureate, died Sunday, Oct. 25. Di Prima was born Aug. 6, 1934, in Brooklyn, raised in the Italian-American neighborhood of Carroll Gardens. Her father was a lawyer and her mother a schoolteacher. She told The Chronicle her grandfather spoke Italian to her and taught her to be an anarchist, a political leaning she supported ever after. “My mom was fearless,” Dominique DiPrima, a talk radio host and activist, told The Chronicle. “She taught us to question authority and believe in the power of our creativity. She was truly a pioneer.”

A Raging Heart

From supportericking.org

“It’s about how I’m feeling both physically and emotionally. The rage comes from not only the violence itself, but also their refusal to acknowledge their role in it. this annoying indoctrination where authority convinces us that we did these things to ourselves. Every time the head cracking is brought up someone will say “you should have kicked him” or “well you weren’t innocent”

Rambles in the Fields of Anarchist Individualism — No. 6

from: The Libertarian Labyrinth

No. 6. — Songs of Solitary Selves

Just when it looked like summer had settled in for good, August delivered a bit of rain. And just when I thought I had pretty well wrapped up this set of Rambles, I found my casual browsing through the anarchist individualist literature yielding a remarkable number of writings focused on the notion of solitude....

"Anarchist Poetry International" Anthology

From El Libertario, English translation by Anarchist News

by Helena Salgueiro

*Interview with Samuel L. Paris, coordinator of the "Anarchist Poetry International".

"Anarchist Poetry International" is the first anthology of anarchist poetry by international authors in Galician, published by Positivas and coordinated by the poet Samuel L. París. We spoke with him after the publication of the book.

A Call to Howl

Originally published https://nightforestpoetry.wordpress.com/2020/07/10/a-call-to-howl/?fbcli...

“He was mastered by the sheer surging of life, the tidal wave of being, the perfect joy of each separate muscle, joint, and sinew in that it was everything that was not death, that it was aglow and rampant, expressing itself in movement, flying exultantly under the stars.” ― Jack London, The Call of the Wild.

Anews Podcast 169 – 6.26.20

Anews Podcast 169 – 6.26.20

From Anews podcast

Welcome to the anews podcast. This podcast is on anarchist activity, ideas, and conversations from the previous week on anarchistnews.org.

What’s New was written and read by Chisel and Greg

Thanks to Ariel and Lew for talking about the ToTW: Poetry!

What It Means To Me

From supportericking.org

I first heard your voice when I was 15
Had no idea what it was to be free
Sheriffs kicking in doors, leaving furniture in the streets
Learning you could starve if you didn’t have the means
All the saints taught me, listen to no worldly kings
Principal, coaches & priests, all the same things
When the police blinded me with war chemicals
laughter was my partner, I hadn’t broken my rules
After god went away, Anarchy never faded

Night Forest Journal Issue 2

Night Forest Cell of Radical Poets

Night Forest Journal Issue 2 is here!

Little over a year since Issue 1 was released, we are happy to bring this collection of poems, short stories, essays and art to you who have found this tribal space.

These words are for rebels, animals, anarchists, aestheticists and those who find the tame abhorrent.

We will let the pieces speak for themselves and encourage you to meet them, not as an attempt to provide something perfect and pure, but as personal works of raw poetic expression.

https://nightforestpoetry.wordpress.com/night-forest-journal-issue-2/

E. Armand, “On Friendship” (1928)

From The Libertarian Labryinth

As long as the vibration persists, I will remain faithful to my friendship. For friendship has nothing in common with caprice. My friendship is Adventure and Experience. Probably the most formidable of adventures. And perhaps the longest and most complicated of experiences. — E. ARMAND.

Night Forest Journal issue 1

Attention radicals, anarchists, poetic-freaks, lovers of freaky poetry, savage kids, eco-nerds, feral folk, witches, individualists, nihilists, primitivists, zenarchy weirdos, rebels with tribal tendencies and the anti-political!

Night Forest Journal issue 1 is a collection of poems, stories, essays and images, for your psychic-wanderings.

Thank you to all of you who have sent in your creativity, whether that is as poetry, essays, art or short stories. We are very happy to announce that the first Night Forest Journal is complete and ready for you to read.

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