Shout: An Anthology of Resistance Poetry and Short Fiction

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Price
$19.99  $18.59
Publisher
Not a Pipe Publishing
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Pages
312
Dimensions
5.25 X 0.65 X 8.0 inches | 0.72 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781948120456
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About the Author

Rosanne Parry is the author of the acclaimed novels A Wolf Called Wander, A Whale of the Wild, Heart of a Shepherd, Second Fiddle, and Written in Stone. She has taught writing at schools, conferences, educational nonprofits, and online at the Loft Literary Center and works as an independent bookseller. She and her family live in an old farmhouse in Portland, Oregon. She writes in a tree house in her backyard.

Benjamin Gorman is a high school English teacher. He lives in Independence, Oregon, with his essentially perfect son, Noah. His other novels are Corporate High School, The Digital Storm, and Don't Read This Book. He believes in human beings and the power of their stories.
Zack Dye is or has been an attorney, author/poet, bar owner, tax accountant, international business liaison, teacher, researcher, traveler, soccer coach and editor. He is a restless mind and soul who hopes to someday figure out what the hell he's doing on this planet. He has a bachelor's degree in economics and American studies from Tufts University, where he took a special interest in English literature and minority studies. Since then he has worked in Europe and South America before being admitted to the New York State Bar. He is close with his family and friends, trying to be a good son, uncle, dogfather and, in general, confidant to others who are equally confused about what this planet Earth is about.

Reviews

"Shout" is a challenging book. Sprinkled liberally between apocalyptic tales and poignant poetry are not only cautionary words, but abrupt reality checks. My favorite story was Growth by Janet Burroway for the extremely painful commentary on pure materialism. The poem Disfiguring History was very reminiscent of the beginning of the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence. It seemed to have the same tempo, the same bold, dramatic flair and and yet contained reminders of all we have given up in order to have our "freedom." Consequences abound in every story and poem written. It's heart wrenchingly beautiful.

If you are tired of being depressed by the news; if you don't understand what people are so upset about, or if you need "a reason," then these are the words you want to read.

This book describes perfectly why we feel the need to resist ignorance, apathy, cruelty. It is a stinging reminder that our job doesn't end at the recycling bin. We have to go further than the end of the driveway or the weekly chat with the neighbor. We need to keep going until equality and justice for every person on the planet is the norm. Until our planet herself is as important as our Amazon deliveries arriving on time. It is time to resist until stupidity is erased.

-Linda Teppler, author of Hunchback