"Poetics (Mine)" by Mark Nowak
Click here for a must read, a profound statement on documentary labor poet (and yes, my husband) Mark Nowak's poetics. It is a poetics that travels across continents, scales revolutionary, multimedia grammars as well as multitudes of transnational "pasts, presents, and futures." And, if any of you out there decide to bite (i.e., steal) his incredible ideas for a critical and media-large syllabus on coal mining, yes coal mining, you best give Mark the credit, because vision and creativity and commitment to the political like his deserves to be acknowledged over and over. Classrooms should open up across the country and allow his insights to pore in.