‘The Bridge Review’: Bread and Roses Centennial Special Issue
“The Bridge Review: Merrimack Valley Culture” is an online bio-regional magazine that was launched in the late 1990s. After publishing several issues, the original editors rested. The beauty of the web, of course, is that the previous issues remained available to interested readers. With the coming of the 2012 Bread and Roses Centennial Project in Lawrence, UMass Lowell Prof. Bob Forrant proposed a special issue of “The Bridge Review” that he would edit with former UML faculty member Charles Levenstein, an economist and public health scholar who is also a poet. Contributors of poems and songs about work, Labor, and industry, include Martin Espada, Michael Casey, Joan Baez, Judy Collins, and Billy Bragg. The result is now available.
Read the poetry and music selections in this special issue here.
2 Responses to ‘The Bridge Review’: Bread and Roses Centennial Special Issue
Who the hell knew an historian could rhyme – incredible and edible!
100 years later, it seems that we can borrow some of their inspiration – the world will yield a bit.