An Anthology of Resistance Poetry Launches at the Queens Museum

Celebrate the publication of Resist Much / Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance with readings and more this Sunday, April 16.

Resist Much / Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance, published by Dispatches Editions/Spuyten Duyvil Press (image courtesy the Queens Museum)

In the aftermath of President Trump’s election, poets have had no trouble articulating their discontent. A new anthology titled Resist Much / Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance gathers the passionate, fierce work of 350 poets in 740 pages, published by Dispatches Editions/Spuyten Duyvil Press. The brainchild of Michael Boughn and Kent Johnson of Dispatches from the Poetry Wars, the anthology was a collaboration with 16 other editors who commissioned and selected work to create, in the words of one them, Anne Waldman, a “book of love and resistance.”

This Sunday, celebrate the anthology’s launch at the Queens Museumwhere contributing poets, including Brenda Iijima, Eileen Myles, and Matter Turner, will read their work. Copies of the book will be for sale at $30, with half of the proceeds going to Planned Parenthood. 

When: Sunday, April 16, 3–6pm
Where: Queens Museum (New York City Building, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens)

More info here.

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