When May 1st rolls around, Lambda Literary Award finalist, Eileen Myles wants poets to put down their books and pens.

Why don’t we all refuse to write or read poetry on May 1st and turn our energies towards political acts all over the country and you know why not the world.

This idea was floated in the 60s maybe as a joke but today I’m thinking that rather than it being about who cares if we write or not we can use our resistance as an organizing tool…

The point is to get attention to your issue whether its about women’s rights, tax cuts for the rich, spending cuts, environmental disasters and defunding, whatever you want to devote your energies to publicly or privately that day.



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