Moria Books’ Locofo Chaps (Chicago, 2017).
TO BE AN EMPIRE IS TO BURN inaugurates Moria Book’s “politically oriented” Locofo Chaps series. In 20 pages, the chap addresses the state of the nations U.S.A. and Philippines as of its release date of January 2017, as well as the “poetry world.” For readers who don’t know some of the mentioned people, the names are easy to google.
Available as an online read at Locofo Chaps.
Available as a printed publication ($5.00) through Moria Books’ Lulu.
Cover image from “Colored Fire” Series (2012) by Dan Waber.
“…a razor cut through the contemporary poetry embodying a movement that initiates in the world and flowers into the political subject of the individual.”
—Freke Räihä, Galatea Resurrects (April 2017)
“this volume is biting, harsh, and stark, blending three elements that always make for good political prose.”
—M. Earl Smith, The Halo-Halo Review (December 2017)
The Locofo Series is featured on KQED’s feature, “First 100 Days: Art in the Age of Trump.” The following photos were taken for this April 20, 2017 feature article by Jonathan Curiel: