Come celebrate the release of Political AF: A Rage Collection, the new book of poems and fiction by Tara Campbell, coming out from Unlikely Books! Tara Campbell will read her work and converse with Amber Sparks, Monica Prince, and Hannah Grieco!
The past few years have been fertile ground for work in the field of protest writing. Political AF: A Rage Collection is a 72-page collection of poetry and dystopian fiction focusing on topics such as race, corruption, gun violence, police brutality, Confederate monuments, reproductive freedom, and the sexual harassment and abuse of women. While the current POTUS and his league of enablers are addressed in some works the bulk of the collection is, sadly, evergreen.
Tara Campbell is a writer, teacher, and fiction editor at Barrelhouse Magazine. Prior publication credits include SmokeLong Quarterly, Masters Review, Jellyfish Review, Booth, Strange Horizons, and Escape Pod/Artemis Rising. She’s the author of a novel, TreeVolution, another hybrid fiction/poetry collection, Circe’s Bicycle, and a short story collection, Midnight at the Organporium, which received a starred review from Publishers Weekly. Tara is a graduate of the American University MFA, a Kimbilio Fellow, and recipient of multiple awards from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.
Amber Sparks is the author of several short story collections, including The Unfinished World and Other Stories, and I Do Not Forgive You (Liveright). Her essays and fiction can be found widely in print and online, in places like The Paris Review, NYMag, Granta, and Tin House.
Monica Prince teaches activist and performance writing at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. She is the author of How to Exterminate the Black Woman: A Choreopoem ([PANK], 2020), Instructions for Temporary Survival (Red Mountain Press, 2019), and Letters from the Other Woman (Grey Book Press, 2018). She is the managing editor of the Santa Fe Writers Project Quarterly, and the co-author of the suffrage play, A Pageant of Agitating Women, with Dr. Anna Andes.
Hannah Grieco is a writer and advocate in Arlington, Virginia. Her work can be read in The Washington Post, Parents Magazine, Washington City Paper, and many more publications and literary journals. She is the Creative Non-Fiction editor at JMWW, the fiction editor at Porcupine Literary, and the organizer of the monthly reading series 'Readings on the Pike.' Find her online at www.hgrieco.com and on Twitter at @writesloud.