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Dispatches from the Occupation ebook

by (author) Stephen Collis

Initial publish date
Aug 2012
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At the core of almost every intellectual discipline is an attempt to explain change—why and how things change, and how we negotiate these transformations. In this collection of essays, award-winning poet Stephen Collis investigates the Occupy movement as it takes up the cause of social, economic, and political change. Collis offers “dispatches”—short manifestos, theoretical musings, and utopian proposals—from his involvement in the movement, in addition to a longer critical examination of change and a prose-poem on the “eternal city” of Rome.

About the author

Stephen Collis is an award winning poet, activist, and professor of contemporary literature at Simon Fraser University. His poetry books include Anarchive (2005), The Commons (2008), On the Material (2010 — awarded the BC Book Prize for Poetry), and the forthcoming To the Barricades (2013). He has also written two books of criticism, including Phyllis Webb and the Common Good (2007). His collection of essays on the Occupy movement, Dispatches from the Occupation (2012), comes out of his activist experiences and is a philosophical meditation on activist tactics, social movements, and change. A Jack and Doris Shadbolt Fellow at Simon Fraser University in 2011/12, Collis has read and lectured across Canada, the United States, and Europe. The Red Album is his first novel.

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