“Bless the poets, the workers for justice, the dancers of ceremony, the singers of heartache, the visionaries, all makers and carriers of fresh meaning—We will all make it through, despite politics and wars, despite failures and misunderstandings."


CHQ Assembly Week 3 on Art and Democracy

Artist, advocate, activist, citizen. What is the role of art — and the artist — in an active democracy? In this week, we hear from artists raising the social consciousness, challenging the status quo and engaging communities large and small toward meaningful action.

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Deaf Republic: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555978310
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 5th, 2019

Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists Cover Image
By Sharon Louden (Editor)
$35.50
ISBN: 9781783200122
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Published: Intellect Ltd - October 15th, 2013

Haircuts by Children, and Other Evidence for a New Social Contract (Exploded Views) Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781552453377
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Published: Coach House Books - March 6th, 2018

A People's Future of the United States: Speculative Fiction from 25 Extraordinary Writers Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780525508809
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Published: One World - February 5th, 2019

They Can't Kill Us Until They Kill Us Cover Image
By Hanif Abdurraqib, Eve L. Ewing (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781937512651
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Published: Two Dollar Radio - November 7th, 2017

Make Blackout Poetry: Activist Edition: Create a Citizen’s Manifesto with Political Documents Cover Image
By Abrams Noterie, Jerrod Schwarz (Foreword by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781419733918
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Published: Abrams Noterie - February 5th, 2019

The Whole Picture: The colonial story of the art in our museums & why we need to talk about it Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781788401555
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Published: Cassell - May 26th, 2020

The Artist's Guide to Public Art: How to Find and Win Commissions Cover Image
By Lynn Basa, Mary Jane Jacob (Foreword by), Barbara T. Hoffman (Contributions by)
$19.95
ISBN: 9781581155013
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Published: Allworth - May 27th, 2008

WHEREAS: Poems Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781555977672
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Published: Graywolf Press - March 7th, 2017

Backwards and in Heels: The Past, Present and Future of Women Working in Film (Women Filmmakers, for Fans of She Believed She Could So She Did Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781633536173
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Published: Mango Media Inc - August 15th, 2017