Jennifer Cooke, Protest Emotions and (a bit about) Poetry

Jennifer Cooke, Protest Emotions and (a bit about) Poetry

“I have learned more about what is needed for political change to happen by participating in protests than I ever have from reading Marxism or political theory. This seems both stupidly obvious and yet remarkable. As an academic who spends the majority of her time engaging with critical and literary theory of some stripe or another, I’ve certainly spent more time reading about how the world should change than I have spent hours on picket lines or roaming around London following actions by the black bloc or UK Uncut or giving poetry readings in under-threat squats.”

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