We Will Be Shelter: Poems for Survival

We Will Be Shelter Poems for Survival We Will be Shelter edited by poet and activist Andrea Gibson is an anthology of contemporary poems that addresses issues of social justice Unique to this anthology is its focus on creating positive

  • Title: We Will Be Shelter: Poems for Survival
  • Author: Andrea Gibson
  • ISBN: 9781938912474
  • Page: 237
  • Format: Paperback
  • We Will be Shelter, edited by poet and activist Andrea Gibson, is an anthology of contemporary poems that addresses issues of social justice Unique to this anthology is its focus on creating positive social change through gorgeous, gusty poetry Alongside and embedded in featured poems are concrete ways to address social and political issues raised The goal of We Will beWe Will be Shelter, edited by poet and activist Andrea Gibson, is an anthology of contemporary poems that addresses issues of social justice Unique to this anthology is its focus on creating positive social change through gorgeous, gusty poetry Alongside and embedded in featured poems are concrete ways to address social and political issues raised The goal of We Will be Shelter is to raise awareness, encourage critical self reflection, and call readers to action.

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    1. This was a really important book for me to read. Being obsessed with Andrea Gibson at the moment, she was the main reason I read it, but I got so much more from it than I expected. It left me with an even bigger passion to promote social justice & to learn more about problems in our society I haven't ever properly thought about. The concept of connecting poetry to actual causes & organisations is brilliant, as are most of the poems themselves. Like with every compilation of poems, some s [...]

    2. Some people don't dig social-justice-minded poetry; this collection isn't for them. For those who do, the book opens with an anthem, a hit single that you'll want to play for your friends, and it continues its pace from there. It is a collection for queers and feminists of all sorts to nod their head to. It's a punk rock compilation album. A denim vest covered in pins and patches.

    3. 4.5*[…]SayI am holy.My walls are that of a temple.Sacred does not mean pristine.I am beautiful.I am landslide and crater shake.I am human in all the faults that build me. I am loved.If this feels wrong or foreign,that is okay.Sail on the violence of its awkward,court it as your new addictionAnd breathe.-from “The Ritual” by Denise Jolly“We Will Be Shelter, edited by poet and activist Andrea Gibson, is an anthology of contemporary poems that addresses issues of social justice. Unique to t [...]

    4. Good concept. I liked the collection, but reading about the causes on every page is distracting and overwhelming at times. It's almost a catalog of causes. It feels artificial browsing through like voting for a winning child with their pictures on jars at the super market. I really thought that I would enjoy this book to the fullest. I love the idea and I'm glad it's made and I got to read it, but it feels like I'm trying to be sold something that shouldn't be sold.

    5. The concept behind this anthology is absolutely incredible. Activism and poetry rarely find such harmony in print, yet Gibson has bridged the two seamlessly here. The book itself is divided into sections, each tackling specific issues ranging from body shame to mental health, and each poem is paired with a hand-selected organization or project related to the poem's theme. That in itself would be enough to recommend this book, but Gibson has also ferreted out some of the post powerful poetry in A [...]

    6. Each poem in We Will Be Shelter is accompanied by a short blurb about the author and an organization or cause that relates to the poem and/or its author. Through this I discovered many amazing organizations and fell in love with many poets. I think this is an important and worthwhile addition to any poetry collection and is a book that should be shared with many.(My only complaint is that Write Bloody doesn't always do such a great job editing, I found many errors.)

    7. Przejrzysty zbiór wierszy poruszających tematykę niesprawiedliwości społecznej - brakowało mi czasem dokładnego zarysowania jakiego problemu dotyczy dokładnie jakiś problem (szerszy rys biograficzny twórcy), ale to mankament raczej charakterystyczny dla osoby czytającej w oryginale, nie używające angielskiego jako pierwszego języka. Warto zajrzeć, jako że sam tom czyta się bardzo dobrze i gdy będę miała okazję na pewno znów do niego zajrzę.

    8. "I am human in all the faults that build me. I am loved. If this feels wrong or foreign, that is okay. Sail on the violence of its awkward, court it as your new addiction And breathe."

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