“On January 15, 2017, poets around the U.S., in cities, towns and villages, will gather on the steps of their local city hall to read poetry against the coming dictatorship of Trump.”
Organized by Alan Kaufman and Michael Rothenberg.
Alan Kaufman is the Editor of The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry
“Outlaw poets” is a term of endearment used in reference to poets whose work is featured in the Outlaw Bible. The following is a partial list of the characteristics of such poets:
- anti-authoritarian personality;
- anti-Vietnam war activists known for their anti-war rhymes (many poets write about Vietnam who are by no means outlaw poets).
- Elder poets that gained notoriety via unconventional forms
- Poets deliberately not included in most academic curriculums
- Often inspirational to or inspired by the so-called “Beat” movement in American poetry during the mid-20th century
Michael Rothenberg is co-founder (with Terri Carrion) of 100 Thousand Poets For Change
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