Shockwire Chapbook Series
Shockwire Chapbook Series
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About the Series
Our new Shockwire Chapbook Series recognizes the need to raise the storytelling stakes in response to intimidation, fear, and inequality. Click here to read more
- Introduction to The Communist Manifesto - This excerpt of The Communist Manifesto was chosen by writer and activist Nic Esposito for its prescient parallels to the economic challenges and societal shifts we face today. But whatever your impression is of Karl Marx and socialism’s ideals, Esposito's ultimate goal for you, Dear Reader, is to engage with what Marx and his comrades wrote by uniting theory with action.
- Opposite of Prayer - Douglas W. Milliken writes seven interconnected stories of power, entitlement, and privilege set throughout the northern subtropics. The Opposite of Prayer examines the pinprick where control intersects gender, language, and money, where one's body becomes a weapon and devotion becomes a crutch.
- House of Our Brothers - Patrick McNeil is a fiction writer based in Philadelphia who has worked with the homeless population for six years. Inspired by this work, House of Our Brothers is a series of vignettes capturing moments in the lives of men grappling with life, addiction, and survival; told with empathy, humor, and self-awareness..
- to the olive tree branches - Ndeen Al-Barqawi’s poetry unearths urgent truths about legacies of suppression, pain, and redemption, and how those themes interplay with being a queer Muslim woman in 2018. Some of the poems have been transcribed from spoken word performances while others were always destined for the page, making this collection a fearless lyrical hybrid.
- Aleppo Burning - Ann Struthers lived in Aleppo, Syria, for two years while teaching at the University of Aleppo as a Fulbright Fellow. Her collection is concerned with the stories of friends, colleagues, and students, so many of whom continue to live in peril. From delicately rendered elegies to defiant calls for a lasting peace, each poem is rooted in an abiding love for a place and people wracked by conflict.
- Report from the Streets: Voices of the Homeless - MK Punky embarked on a yearlong listening project with the intent to capture the stories of individuals who live on the street in Los Angeles. This simple goal--to engage when others are more comfortable avoiding eye contact, let alone starting a conversation--led to a collection of poems MK hopes will act as “a wakeup call from the mute.”