Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams

Working Words Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams M L Liebler is the poet laureate of America s working class The collection he has assembled rings out with truth intensity and love In a world full of despair it is comforting to have writers so gif

  • Title: Working Words: Punching the Clock and Kicking Out the Jams
  • Author: M.L. Liebler Ben Hamper
  • ISBN: 9781566892483
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback
  • M L Liebler is the poet laureate of America s working class The collection he has assembled rings out with truth, intensity and love In a world full of despair, it is comforting to have writers so gifted and generous singing our song of rebellion and hope This book is the kind of spark we need these days a rich, intense and inspiring collection for and about those wh M L Liebler is the poet laureate of America s working class The collection he has assembled rings out with truth, intensity and love In a world full of despair, it is comforting to have writers so gifted and generous singing our song of rebellion and hope This book is the kind of spark we need these days a rich, intense and inspiring collection for and about those who get their hands dirty every single day Michael Moore This book is not fresh air It is a mighty wind While the nightly news continues to do the numbers, as if we were all investors, here s the larger part the real grit and savor of American life Spelled out in plain English Peter CoyoteFrom the White Stripes The Big Three Killed My Baby to Eminem s Lose Yourself from the folk anthems of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie to the poems of Walt Whitman and Amiri Baraka from the stories of Willa Cather and Bret Lott to the rabble rousing work of Michael Moore this transcendent volume touches upon all aspects of working class life.A collection about living while barely making one, about layoffs and picket lines, about farmers, butchers, miners, waitresses, assembly line workers, and the Groundskeeper Busted Reading in the Custodial Water Closet, this is literature by the people and for the people.Contributors include Amiri BarakaBonnie Jo CampbellWilla CatherAndrei CodrescuDorothy DayEmily DickinsonDiane di PrimaBob DylanEminemWoody GuthrieAllison Adelle Hedge CokeLolita HernandezPhilip LevineHenry Wadsworth LongfellowBret LottThomas LuxThomas LynchMichael McClureMichael MooreMark NowakEdward SandersJohn SaylesQuincy TroupeMIck VranichDiane WakoskiJack WhiteWalt Whitman and many .

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  • M.L.Lieber did a fine job of putting together this collection of contemporary American authors on the subject of the working life. His short piece included in this volume is amusing and features the loca bar, his poems deep. The short stories all show pure grit and endurance. This is work at it's most heartbreaking, where the worker lives on the edge and may or may not make it past the job interview or strike or layoff. I read my first Willa Cather story, most of the others ring with the truth t [...]


  • This book is a compilation of short pieces on work, working people and the struggle of the labor movement. It contains poetry, song lyrics, essays and memoirs covering about 150 years of American life. While by very design, the piece is uneven, there are a number of gems in here and despite the 500+ page length, I found myself turning the pages of this one quite quickly.My one disappointment was how little faith or philosophy was represented. The essays and memoirs of Dorothy Day from the Cathol [...]


  • Though I'm far from finished, Ben Hamper's introduction and the table of contents are riveting (no working-class pun intended). M.L. Liebler's selection skills have already increased my respect for those who are editors of collections vs. "authors."


  • A wonderful compilation of short stories, essays, poetry all about work and the worker. I have bookmarked a lot of favorites.


  • Professor Liebler was kind enough to give me a signed copy of his latest book collaboration as a Christmas present.


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