NaPoWriMo #23: Politics at the Dinner Table

Good commentary going on over at Bryant Terry’s twitter feed. It’s always tough when folks can’t get over an artist’s political leanings and even worse when folks want their artist to exist as blank political slate so they don’t have to disagree with em. All I know is I like authors to be real people with real opinions and if I agree with their politics-cool. If I don’t agree with their politics, then I have to think twice about buying their books. If the author claims to have no political leanings at all, then I really don’t want their books.

You don’t need to sign-up for Twitter to get to know Bryant Terry’s politics. Just read a few recipes from his excellent book, Vegan Soul Kitchen, and you’ll get great insight into fair food practices, find where culture and the kitchen meet, and (score!) yummy recipes that take advantage of local produce and get folks to spend some time in the kitchen.

Here’s today’s poem and sound track follows:

Politics at the Dinner Table

[Poem was here.]

Author: Oscar Bermeo

Born in Ecuador and raised in the Bronx, Oscar Bermeo is the author of the chapbooks Anywhere Avenue, Palimpsest, Heaven Below, and To the Break of Dawn. He lives and works in Oakland, CA.

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