These Are Strange Times, My Dear

These Are Strange Times, My Dear

Field Notes From the Republic

Book - 2019
Rate this:
A poet, activist, and mother traces her path as we careen toward this perilous moment in American political and civic life. The pointed and wide-ranging essays in Wendy Willis These Are Strange Times, My Dear explore everything from personal resistance to the rise of political podcasts, civic loneliness to the exploitation of personal data, public outrage to the opioid crisis all with a poet's gift for finding the sacred in the mundane, a hope in the dark. Even the essays hint at the lyrical complexities within: "A Million People on One String: Big Data and the Poetic Imagination," "Peeping in the Crack Under the Goddamn Door: One Citizen's Reflections on the Phenom that Is S-Town 94," "Reckoning with the Bros: Donald Trump, Robert Bly, and Swimming in the Sea of Grief." For some, it feels as if Americans have never before been involved in a situation where every day brings a loud new threat to our public order and to our commonwealth. Our executive branch is demanding our scrutiny on a daily, even hourly, basis. Again and again, Willis returns to the demanding question posed by Czech writer, activist, and politician Václav Havel: What does it mean to live in truth?
Publisher: Berkeley, California : Counterpoint, 2019.
Edition: First paperback edition.
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781640091511
Branch Call Number: 306.2 WILLIS
Characteristics: xiii, 299 pages ; 21 cm


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.


Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number


Subject Headings


Find it at SMPL

To Top