Wednesday, April 5, 2017


we can’t build a wall. we can only spout pure water again and again and drown his lies.
         Eileen Myles

Racism, xenophobia, misogyny and their related malaises are to the U.S. what whiskey is to an alcoholic. The current occupant of the White House won the election yipping, against possible recovery, “Drinks are on me!” The rich, multitudinous voices in this anthology variously call for—having embarked on—the hard work of sobriety, sanity.
         Nathaniel Mackey

Poets are summoned to a stronger imagination of language and humanity in a time of new and radical Weathers. White House Inc. is the last gasp of the dying Confederacy, but its spectacle is dangerous and addictive so hold onto your mind. Fascism loves distraction. Keep the world safe for poetry. Open the book of love and resistance. Don't tarry!
         Anne Waldman


Anonymous said...

You don't know me, but thanks for putting this book on your page (I'm in it.) Sitting here in my own bookshop in Buffalo and looking at a copy of Longhouse, Winter 89-90, when I should be working, but isn't that why you open a bookshop in the first place?
All the best,
John Rigney

Bob Arnold / Longhouse said...

Hi John,

We're 'in' together. Keep the bookshop thriving!

all's well, Bob