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Inside the money machine with nothing to lose

Author: Minnie Bruce Pratt
Publisher: Durham, N.C. : Carolina Wren Press, ©2011.
Series: Poetry series (Durham, N.C.), #13.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Inside the Money Machine is poetry for the immense majority, for those who work for a living, out of the house or at home, from the laundromat to the classroom, from blue-collar construction sites to white-collar desk jobs. These fresh, gritty and passionate poems are about the people who survive and resist inside the money machine of 21st-century capitalism: those who've looked for work and not found it, who've  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Minnie Bruce Pratt
ISBN: 9780932112026 0932112021 9780932112651 093211265X
OCLC Number: 708738054
Description: 1 online resource (85 pages).
Series Title: Poetry series (Durham, N.C.), #13.
Responsibility: Minnie Bruce Pratt.

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Inside the Money Machine is poetry for the immense majority, for those who work for a living, out of the house or at home, from the laundromat to the classroom, from blue-collar construction sites to white-collar desk jobs. These fresh, gritty and passionate poems are about the people who survive and resist inside the money machine of 21st-century capitalism: those who've looked for work and not found it, who've held a job but wanted more out of life, who believe a better world is still possible. Inspired by the poetic prose of the Communist Manifesto, Inside the Money Machine draws its power from Pratt's own working life and grass-roots organizing, and the struggles of neighbors, co-workers, political activists and loved ones. Pratt writes from inside the failing money machine: The problem is, the plan is not ours. In the tradition of the socially-engaged poetry of Muriel Rukeyser and Langston Hughes, Nazim Hikmet of Turkey and Pablo Neruda of Chile, these poems speak to the unfinished work of this moment in history, in a way that poetry seldom does. Inside the Money Machine urges: Let us follow ourselves into a present not ruled by the past.

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