Desolate Country

Desolate Country
We the Poets, United, Against Trump

edited by j.d.tulloch


Now, more than ever, our collective voices (and actions) must stand united in opposition to Donald J. Trump, who—by following the demagogue's playbook—seeks to divide and conquer by turning Christians against Muslims, white folks against people of color, men against women, and straights against LGBTQIAs, thereby creating fear and hate amongst the populace.

While We the People quarrel and vilify each other, Trump, without opposition, slyly invokes his true agenda: the marginalization of the masses and the continued facilitation of the advancement and concentration of wealth of the most affluent members of our society, which is evidenced by his billionaire cabinet nominees and bizarre infatuation with Russian President (and evil dictator) Vladimir Putin.

Desolate Country, therefore, represents an amalgamation of defiant work by established artists and those who, as a result of Trump's election, were inspired to write in protest. It aims to give voice to believers in the power of art as both a spiritual catharsis and a manifestor of change and to those who are morally opposed to saying, "Trump is my President."

Product Details

Publication Date: 13 January 2017
ISBN: 978-1-946358-02-8
LoC Control No.: 2017900193
Catalog No.: 39WP-17
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 0.2 inches

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Let us hearken to the world with a swift fist our devout belief in the power of art.


Maryfrances Wagner
Gary Lechliter
Chico Sierra
George Wallace
Steph Castor
Ezhno Martín
Poet Jen Harris
Miguel M. Morales
Lonnie Buerge
Mz Angela Roux
Paul Goldman

Philip Hooser
Mark Matzeder
Crista Siglin
James P. McNamara
.chisaraokwu. (naijabella)
Jim McGowin
George O. Martin
Kathleen Gullion
Kevin James
Mark Manning

Abe Fernandez
Kyle Laws
Jill Karno
Nadia Wolnisty
Alisha Escobedo
Emma Fernout
Jason Preu
MG Salazar
Jessica Ayala
Iriquois Pliskin

Keith D. Wilson
Iris Appelquist
Nichole Force
Andrea Caspari
Kathryne Husk
James Inman
Paul Oldham
Benjamin Rosenthal
CC Grooms
Max Martin