On the One Tongue of the Wind the Orishas Rise

Rust Coast poet Sean Thomas Dougherty’s Pamphlet On the One Tongue of the Wind the Orishas Rise to be published by Cleveland, Ohio’s literary and art collective Guide to Kulchur

Sean Thomas Dougherty’s 32 page chapbook of political poetry On the One Tongue of the Wind the Orishas Rise, will be released with 5 other chapbooks in the spring of 2016 as part of the new Russell Atkins Poetry Series, named after the 90 year old legendary avant guarde poet and musician Russell Atkins.  The poetry series is produced by the press wing of the Guide to Kulchur collective in Cleveland, Ohio. 

Dougherty described his work, “The poems include very recent work and some work that stretches back ten years.  As I was looking over the poems I started to see relationships, some things simple as the rain as a repeating motif, and so many voices: my friend who had fought in the Iraq war, another friend who nearly drank himself to death, elegies for friends and neighborhood kids gunned down in our American streets. But the big thing is I noticed almost all the poems have to deal with some political aspect of disenfranchisement, of othering and collision of social forces from my life in working class cities, from Syracuse to Erie, to Cleveland and back to Erie, and in the working class Balkan city of Skopje, Macedonia.   Though this is a small collection, it may be my most directly political.  But then, these are times that call for us to speak, and to speak loudly against a machinery that kills us down in the streets.”

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