BANG! That’s Self-Defense by Steele, free PDF, $12, print, 8½” x 5½”, color copied.

Sep 29, 2020

“A chapbook about fighting back.” Put out in the wake of what became the recent global uprising (you might have heard about that), these poems ask us to keep going. Not keep on writing, necessarily, or keep reading poems, but keep stealing what we can and sharing it, fighting the fights that need to be fought. Galvanizing, at times tender, and others vicious, they remind us: “We’re at war.” By tender I do not mean that these are gentle poems; no, they are brutal, but anyone who was out this summer knows that there is an immense tenderness to militant action. All proceeds from this chapbook go to BIPOC in the Shenandoah Valley who want to arm themselves for self-defense. Do yourself a favor and read it. –jimmy cooper (, @laborseller on twitter)

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