These Burning Streets

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    Kelly Pflug-Back

    Publisher: ‎ Combustion Books

    Year: 2012

    Format: Paperback

    Size: 51 pages


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Somewhere, a revolution is happening

that will never be broadcast.

Somewhere, the sun rises on a world

no longer drawn as if by some hand


of human pain.

The name of this collection of poetry is no mere hyperbole. When the G-20 met in Toronto, Canada in 2010 behind armed thugs and fortress walls to discuss the fate of the world, Kelly Pflug-Back was among those who took to the streets to counter it with the militancy that the situation demanded. The cops dragged her off and tormented her in jail for a month while the government attempted to frame her as the leader of the infamously leaderless Black Bloc. Many of her charges were dropped, but she pleaded guilty to the destruction of several police cars and corporate storefronts and awaits sentencing. She was sentenced to fifteen months behind bars for daring to be free, for writing her poetry with action and words alike.

Kelly was released from prison in early 2013. This is a book of her poetry, and includes hey essay "Every Prisoner is a Political Prisoner", as well as a foreword by Juliet Belmas.

Also available as a zine for free download for both web viewing and printing half-letter.

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