Shout: An Anthology of Resistance Poetry and Short Fiction

Rosanne Parry (Author) Benjamin Gorman (Editor)
& 1 more

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$29.99  $27.59
Not a Pipe Publishing
Publish Date
February 02, 2020
5.5 X 0.69 X 8.5 inches | 1.0 pounds
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About the Author

Rosanne Parry is the author of the novels Heart of a Shepherd and Last of the Name, among other acclaimed titles. She lives with her family in an old farmhouse in Portland, Oregon, and writes in a tree house in her backyard.

Benjamin Gorman is the author of The Sum of Our Gods, Corporate High School, The Digital Storm: A Science Fiction Reimagining of William Shakespeare's The Tempest, and Don't Read This Book. Corporate High School became an Amazon bestseller in 2016, and The Digital Storm was named a Top Five Book Pick by the San Diego Union Tribune. Benjamin is a high school English teacher. He lives in Independence, Oregon with his son, Noah. Benjamin believes in human beings and the power of their stories. He places his confidence in his students and the world they will choose to create if given the chance.
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 some day figure out what the hell he's doing on this planet. Zack 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.Technically trained as an attorney, Zack has spent the last few years in Oakland, California working with contracts in tech industries such as bio-pharma and software. He writes in his free time and has recently tried to recommit to the craft. 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. Zack was introduced to Benjamin Gorman in the second grade where they made fast friends, as did their parents. They recently reconnected as like minds on current domestic and world affairs. Both sharing a love of words and stories, they have teamed up to help write, edit, and publish the anthology: Shout.


"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