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By Charles Entrekin

ISBN-10: 0917658396

ISBN-13: 9780917658396

this can be a selection of thirty-two essays, memoirs, and poems approximately tumultuous instances. Universities have been lower than assault and loose speech was once in query. The byword of the tradition rang out, “Question authority.” It was once additionally a time to come back jointly and talk about things like the price of a note in a poem. The younger writers who began The Berkeley Poets Cooperative determined to have a say-so approximately what used to be very important in literature and within the tradition. The mixed voices shape a patchwork cover of a special period in Berkeley, California 1968-1991.

Why revisit literary heritage? approximately part a century because the founding of the Berkeley Poets Cooperative, the tricky occasions have lower back. the nice Recession of 2007, the increase in poverty, an increase of the super-rich, inequality of the 1% as opposed to the ninety nine% --the tradition is commencing to worry the remaining down of the “American dream.” The purpose is to percentage this awesome interval in historical past, from the perspective of poets and writers who have been there and lived the adventure, and remind the reader of the optimism of "the approach we were,” while every thing appeared possible.

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