Nationwide Strike of Citizen-Poets: Poets Against Trump—Set for January 15

January 9, 2017 | Revolution Newspaper |


A January 6 online piece for the New York City publication The Villager by Andy Kaufman—poet, writer, and editor of The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry—begins:

Rage, rage against the dying of the light—
and the coming of the Trump... .

In the article, Kaufman announces that on Sunday, January 15, “I will lead, with Michael Rothenberg of One Hundred Thousand Poets For Change, a nationwide strike of citizen-poets: Poets Against Trump. From New York to Los Angeles and New Orleans to Austin, poets will assemble at their respective city halls and other locations to voice their opposition and commitment to struggle.

“In Manhattan, we will gather on the steps of City Hall at exactly 1 p.m. Not only are all poets welcome to read but visual artists can bring works of protest art. Any caring citizen with something to declare in the space of a short poem can have his or her say, too.”

Andy Kaufman’s piece for The Villagers is available here. The contact for the National Poets Strike is:


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