Mowing Leaves of Grass
Matt Sedillo (Author) Edward Vidaurre (Editor)
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Description"Matt Sedillo's poetic work is full of history, struggle, tragedy, anger, joy, despair, possibility and faith inthe struggles of working class people to overcome the forces of capitalism and racism. If PatriceLumumba, Rosa Luxembourg, Emiliano Zapata and Ella Baker were alive today, they would all be readingand sharing Matt Sedillo's work with their comrades in service of organizing the next revolution. He istruly the poet laureate of struggle." - Paul Ortiz, Author of Emancipation Betrayed and Director of theSamuel Proctor Oral History Program
December 22, 2019
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.3 inches | 0.38 pounds
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About the Author
Matt Sedillo has been described as the "best political poet in America" as well as "the poet laureate of the struggle" by academics, poets, and journalists alike. He has appeared on CSPAN and has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, among other publications. He has spoken at Casa de las Americas in Havana, Cuba, at numerous conferences and forums such as the National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education, and at over a hundred universities andcolleges, including the University of Cambridge and many others. He is the current literary director of the dA Center for the Arts and author of Mowing Leaves of Grass (Flowersong Press, 2019), which is currently being taught at California State University at Northridge and Monterey Bay, as well as at Mission College. His Three Act Poem structure has been taught as capstones of coursework at UCLAand Occidental College. His collection Mowing Leaves of Grass (FlowerSong Press 2019) is being taught in classrooms nationwide.
Edward Vidaurre is the author of seven collections of poetry. His new book of poems is Pandemia & Other Poems (Aztlan Libre Press, 2020). He is the 2018-2019 City of McAllen, Texas Poet Laureate, His writings have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Times, The Texas Observer, Grist, Poet Lore, The Acentos Review, Poetrybay, Voices de la Luna, as well as other journals and anthologies. Vidaurre is the Editor-in-chief of FlowerSong Press.