Between Plague & Kleptocracy: Invented Poetic Creations & Conversations of Seva & Bill
Cross-referencing poems of Vsevolod Nekrasov and Bill Knott, Vitkauskas serves as medium, picking up the posthumous conversations and imagined collaborations of these two poets. Vitkauskas hybridizes and recreates their texts, projecting possible dialogues during this perilous time in history: of pandemic, forced isolation, economic decline, and the US finding itself with a pack of kleptocratic cronies in its legislature and a “useful idiot” / puppet in its White House.
50% OF E-BOOK SALES WILL GO TO HELPING FIGHT KLEPTOCRACY IN THE US and HELPING TO FEED THE MOST VULNERABLE IN OUR SOCIETY—DURING COVID-19 AND BEYOND.
• 25% of the proceeds from the sale of this e-book will go to the ACLU to respond to ongoing threats and seize every opportunity to move freedom forward in 2020. With this support, we can stay ready to act at a moment’s notice whenever the current, corrupt administration abuses power or undermines people’s rights. More information here.
• Another 25% of the proceeds from the sale of this e-book will go to Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund, which is a national food- and fund-raising effort to support people facing hunger and the food banks who help them. More information here.
You should give to these organizations whether or not you buy the ebook, but I humbly promote the ebook as a masterpiece of poetic feats. 🙂