Communism and Poetry

Writing Against Capital

  • Ruth Jennison
  • Julian Murphet

Part of the Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics book series (MPCC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Ruth Jennison, Julian Murphet
    Pages 1-20
  3. Joshua Clover, Chris Nealon
    Pages 21-35
  4. Andrea Brady
    Pages 131-159
  5. Keston Sutherland
    Pages 231-262
  6. Justin Clemens
    Pages 263-267
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 269-284

About this book


Communism and Poetry: Writing Against Capital addresses the relationship between an upsurge in collective political practice around the world since 2000, and the crystallization of newly engaged forms of poetry. Considering an array of perspectives—poets, poet-critics, activists and theorists—these essays shed new light on the active interface between emancipatory political thought and poetic production and explore how poetry and the new communism are creating mutually innovative forms of thought and activity, supercharging the utopian imagination. Drawing inspiration from past connections between communism and poetry, and theorizing new directions over the years ahead, the volume models a much-needed critical solidarity with creative strategies in the present conjuncture to activate movements of resistance, on the streets and in verse.


Alain Badiou literature and revolution poetry and communism poetry and capitalism realism and poetry Marxism poetry and politics

Editors and affiliations

  • Ruth Jennison
    • 1
  • Julian Murphet
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Massachusetts AmherstAmherstUSA
  2. 2.University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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