Coal Mountain Elementary

3.87 avg rating
( 144 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781566892285: Coal Mountain Elementary

A singular, genre-defying treatise from one of America's most innovative political poets, Coal Mountain Elementary remixes verbatim testimony from the surviving Sago, West Virginia miners and rescue teams, the American Coal Foundation's curriculum for schoolchildren, newspaper accounts of mining disasters in China, and full-color photographs of Chinese miners by renowned photojournalist Ian Teh.

A poet and labor activist heralded by Adrienne Rich for -regenerating the rich tradition of working-class literature, - Mark Nowak regularly leads transnational poetry workshops between American and international trade unions. The author of Revenants and Shut Up Shut Down, he is also a frequent contributor to the Poetry Foundation's Harriet blog.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

Review:

"A stunning collage . . . Nowak's willingness to submerge his own voice beneath these other accounts, privileging other voices -- those of survivors, widows, journalists -- above his own. He is a legislator whose job is allowing others to be heard. ""New York Times Sunday Book Review"
"Mark Nowak is restoring the perspective of working class Americans to contemporary American poetry." --"Buffalo News"
""Coal Mountain Elementary" is an imaginative and shocking reminder of what it means, in the most human and poignant terms, to be a miner, whether in this country or in China, or for that matter anywhere in the industrial world. It is also a tribute to miners and working people everywhere. It manages, in photos and in words, to portray an entire culture. And it is a stunning educational tool." --Howard Zinn
-A stunning collage . . . Nowak's willingness to submerge his own voice beneath these other accounts, privileging other voices -- those of survivors, widows, journalists -- above his own. He is a legislator whose job is allowing others to be heard. -New York Times Sunday Book Review
-Mark Nowak is restoring the perspective of working class Americans to contemporary American poetry.- --Buffalo News
-Coal Mountain Elementary is an imaginative and shocking reminder of what it means, in the most human and poignant terms, to be a miner, whether in this country or in China, or for that matter anywhere in the industrial world. It is also a tribute to miners and working people everywhere. It manages, in photos and in words, to portray an entire culture. And it is a stunning educational tool.- --Howard Zinn

About the Author:

A poet and labor activist heralded by Adrienne Rich for -regenerating the rich tradition of working-class literature, - Mark Nowak regularly leads transnational poetry workshops between American and international trade unions. The author of Revenants and Shut Up Shut Down, he has also been a contributor to the Poetry Foundation's Harriet blog. A Malaysian-born, British photojournalist, Ian Teh has been documenting working conditions in China for over a decade. His photographs have appeared in Newsweek, Time, Fortune, The New Yorker and the UK Independent Magazine and have been widely exhibited, most recently in Beijing.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Mark Nowak
ISBN 10: 1566892287 ISBN 13: 9781566892285
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 1566892287

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.48
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Nowak, Mark
ISBN 10: 1566892287 ISBN 13: 9781566892285
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # V7-9781566892285

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.67
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.14
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Nowak, Mark
ISBN 10: 1566892287 ISBN 13: 9781566892285
New Quantity Available: 6
Seller
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # IB-9781566892285

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.14
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Director of the Graduate Creative Writing Program Mark Nowak
Published by Coffee House Press, Canada (2009)
ISBN 10: 1566892287 ISBN 13: 9781566892285
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Coffee House Press, Canada, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 224 x 147 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A singular, genre-defying treatise from one of America s most innovative political poets, Coal Mountain Elementary remixes verbatim testimony from the surviving Sago, West Virginia miners and rescue teams, the American Coal Foundation s curriculum for schoolchildren, newspaper accounts of mining disasters in China, and full-color photographs of Chinese miners by renowned photojournalist Ian Teh. A poet and labor activist heralded by Adrienne Rich for -regenerating the rich tradition of working-class literature, - Mark Nowak regularly leads transnational poetry workshops between American and international trade unions. The author of Revenants and Shut Up Shut Down, he is also a frequent contributor to the Poetry Foundation s Harriet blog. Bookseller Inventory # AAB9781566892285

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.20
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Director of the Graduate Creative Writing Program Mark Nowak
Published by Coffee House Press, Canada (2009)
ISBN 10: 1566892287 ISBN 13: 9781566892285
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Coffee House Press, Canada, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 224 x 147 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. A singular, genre-defying treatise from one of America s most innovative political poets, Coal Mountain Elementary remixes verbatim testimony from the surviving Sago, West Virginia miners and rescue teams, the American Coal Foundation s curriculum for schoolchildren, newspaper accounts of mining disasters in China, and full-color photographs of Chinese miners by renowned photojournalist Ian Teh. A poet and labor activist heralded by Adrienne Rich for -regenerating the rich tradition of working-class literature, - Mark Nowak regularly leads transnational poetry workshops between American and international trade unions. The author of Revenants and Shut Up Shut Down, he is also a frequent contributor to the Poetry Foundation s Harriet blog. Bookseller Inventory # AAB9781566892285

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.51
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Director of the Graduate Creative Writing Program Mark Nowak
Published by Coffee House Press, Canada (2009)
ISBN 10: 1566892287 ISBN 13: 9781566892285
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Coffee House Press, Canada, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 224 x 147 mm. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. A singular, genre-defying treatise from one of America s most innovative political poets, Coal Mountain Elementary remixes verbatim testimony from the surviving Sago, West Virginia miners and rescue teams, the American Coal Foundation s curriculum for schoolchildren, newspaper accounts of mining disasters in China, and full-color photographs of Chinese miners by renowned photojournalist Ian Teh. A poet and labor activist heralded by Adrienne Rich for -regenerating the rich tradition of working-class literature, - Mark Nowak regularly leads transnational poetry workshops between American and international trade unions. The author of Revenants and Shut Up Shut Down, he is also a frequent contributor to the Poetry Foundation s Harriet blog. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9781566892285

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.76
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Nowak, Mark
ISBN 10: 1566892287 ISBN 13: 9781566892285
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 1453130

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
9.74
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.14
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Nowak, Mark
Published by Coffee House Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 1566892287 ISBN 13: 9781566892285
New Paperback Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Coffee House Press, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 1566892287

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
11.83
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.35
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Nowak, Mark
Published by Coffee House Press
ISBN 10: 1566892287 ISBN 13: 9781566892285
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Lakeside Books
(Benton Harbor, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Coffee House Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1566892287 BRAND NEW, GIFT QUALITY! NOT OVERSTOCKS OR MARKED UP REMAINDERS! DIRECT FROM THE PUBLISHER!|0.64 Some items may NOT be available for International Shipping. Please contact us about a particular item. Bookseller Inventory # OTF-S-9781566892285

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.07
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3.14
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Mark Nowak (author), Ian Teh (photographer)
Published by Coffee House Press 2009-04-01, Minneapolis (2009)
ISBN 10: 1566892287 ISBN 13: 9781566892285
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Coffee House Press 2009-04-01, Minneapolis, 2009. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9781566892285

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.38
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book