Poetry. Art. Film. Music. LIBERTINES IN THE ANTE-ROOM OF LOVE: POETS ON PUNK is a collection of essays, poems and visual mediums touching on the intersection of punk culture in the lives of poets. Edited by Jamie Townsend and Grant Kerber, the volume contains contributions from a collection of poets spanning generations, identities, ethnicities and backgrounds. Highlighting formative moments as well as the culture's shortcomings, this well-rounded collection takes a critical look at how deeply counter-culture can infiltrate our lives and the effects that brings about.
Jet-Tone Press will donate 100% of the proceeds from this book to West Oakland Punks With Lunch. Punks with Lunch is a guerilla not-for-profit harm reduction outreach organization providing food and other necessities to people experiencing homelessness.
Contributors: Andrea Abi-Karam, Shane Anderson, Johnny Brewton, Brandon Brown, Turner Canty, Michael Cross, Nicholas DeBoer, Paul Ebenkamp, Curtis Emery, Jim Fisher, Joel Gregory, gin hart, Dan Hoy, Ivy Johnson, Grant Kerber, Hannah Kezema, Rodney Koeneke, Sara Larsen, Brontez Purnell, Ted Rees, Ariel Resnikoff, Kate Robinson, Danny Shimoda, Roberto Tejada, Jamie Townsend.
About the Author
Jamie Townsend is a genderqueer poet and editor living in Oakland. They are the author of 6 chapbooks as well as the long-form collection SHADE (Elis Press, 2015), and SEX MACHINES (speCt Books, 2020). They are also the editor of Beautiful Aliens: A Steve Abbott Reader (Nightboat, 2019) and Libertines in the Ante-Room of Love: Poets on Punk (Jet Tone, 2019). With Nick DeBoer they curate Elderly.