The People's Apocalypse (Paperback)

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By Ariel Gore (Editor), Jenny Forrester (Editor), Derrick Jensen (Contribution by)
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This is a book about the end times: The ground we stand on will fall into the sea or God will stomp down from the sky (he's really pissed now).We are ready.We've prepared for this day by hoarding grain, reading scripture, raising chickens, arming ourselves against each other, and building solar ovens for the post-apocalyptic pizza party.We are impatient.We've tried to hasten the end with prayer and waste, environmental activism and holy wars.We are hopeful.We've imagined zombies and King-Kong-sized Jesus; post-civilization utopias where salmon crowd the rivers again and new vines climb to hide all the old fast-food architecture.We are survivalists, anarchists, environmentalists, U.S. Army special ops, visionaries, poets, zinesters, and Christian fundamentalists.We are average: According to Pew research, 41% of Americans believe Jesus Christ will return by 2050.This is a book about personal apocalypses: When our gardens die, when all is lost, when our hearts feel ruined, we the people rise--we soften ourselves to meet the chaos. In the rubble of it all, our worst fears realized, we build some small fire and warm our hands. And as night falls, we see that the moon and stars still rise, too, with or without us, and we begin to relax.Featuring new work by Derrick Jensen, Roy Coughlin, Evelyn Sharenov, Yasmin Elbaradie, Tomas Moniz, Dena Rash Guzman, Linda Rand, Margaret Elysia Garcia, Bonnie Ditlevsen, LaSara Allen, Vickie Fernandez, Dani Burlison, Matty Byloos, Mai'a Williams, and many others.

About the Author

Ariel Gore is the founding editor of Hip Mama and the author of seven books, including Bluebird: Women and the New Psychology of Happiness and How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead. She lives in Portland, Oregon. Jenny Forrester is the 2011 winner of the Richard Hugo House New Works Competition contest and the runner-up in Indiana Review s 1/2K Prize. Her writing appears on the Trailer Trash Writing page on Facebook. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico."

Product Details
ISBN: 9781621062875
ISBN-10: 1621062872
Publisher: Lit Star Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2013
Pages: 224
Language: English