Poems for Political Disaster

Poems for Political Disaster

Edited by Timothy Donnelly, B. K. Fischer, Stefania Heim and Matt Lord

Foreword by Juan Felipe Herrera

Distributed for Boston Review




"In time of crisis, we summon up our strength," wrote poet Muriel Rukeyser. This collection gathers poems—from the eve of the twenty-first century to the month following Trump's election—to mark a moment of political rupture, summoning the collective strength found in the languages of resistance and memory, subversion and declamation, struggle and hope. Poetry is a counterforce. We offer these poems to readers as Rukeyser did—"not walls, but human things, human faces."


$12.00 T ISBN: 9781946511010 62 pp. | 6.63 in x 10.25 in


Timothy Donnelly

Timothy Donnelly is Poetry Editor at Boston Review and Assistant Professor at Columbia University. His poems have appeared in Conduit, Denver Quarterly, Fence, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, Verse, Volt and elsewhere.

B. K. Fischer

BK Fischer is a Poetry Editor at Boston Review. She is the author of a novel-in-verse, Mutiny Gallery, winner of the 2011 T. S. Eliot Prize from Truman State University Press, and St. Rage's Vault, which won the 2012 Washington Prize from The Word Works.

Stefania Heim

Stefania Heim is a Poetry Editor at Boston Review. Her poems have appeared in publications including Harp and Altar, La Petite Zine, The Literary Review, and A Public Space.

Matt Lord


Juan Felipe Herrera.