Saturday, September 19, 2009

Jules Boykoff

Jules Boykoff is the author of two poetry collections: "Hegemonic Love Potion," and "Once Upon A Neoliberal Rocket Badge". Besides "Landscapes of Dissent" his political writing includes "Beyond Bullets: The Suppression of Dissent in the United States," and "The Suppression of Dissent: How the State and Mass Media Squelch US American Social Movements." Boykoff's critical writing has appeared recently in The Nation, The Guardian, The Oregonian, and Wheelhouse Magazine. In November 2006 he was an invited speaker at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, where he presented research he carried out on U.S. media coverage of global warming.

Boykoff is also an enthusiastic soccer fan who played soccer at the University of Portland and represented the U.S. Olympic Team in international competition. He played professional soccer for the Portland Pride, Minnesota Thunder, and Milwaukee Wave. Boykoff teaches politics and writing at Pacific University and co-curates the Tangent Reading Series with Kaia Sand and Rodney Koeneke.

"Part primer, part field guide to pull from satchel during actions, Landscapes of Dissent skillfully compresses all the theory you need to take poetry out of the page and into the Spaces Formerly Known as Public. By focusing attention on where the poem happens (freeway signs, corporate shopping districts, chain link fences policing the commons), rather than its content or form, Sand and Boykoff open a fresh window on the hand-wringing question of poetry and politics."

—Arch Llewellyn, Amazon review.

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