Sunday, July 08, 2007


Announcing the publication of deMOCKracy


Long-time member of DC Poets Against the War Mike Maggio has published a new book of poems, deMOCKracy -- highly recommended. Here's a letter from Mike, with ordering information, below.

Huge thanks to the poets, who keep speaking out against this criminal war.


Dear friends, lovers of poetry, believers in peace,

I am pleased to announce the publication of my latest book, deMOCKracy, a collection of poetry that grew out of rage – rage at the illegitimate installation of the current Bush regime, rage at the lies we’ve been fed from the very beginning of this dishonest administration and rage at the war that has been perpetrated on Iraq at the expense of the lives of our soldiers and the values our country was built on.

E. Ethelbert Miller, DC Poet and Activist, has said that these poems “will hit you in the head like a rock” and goes on to say that “there is tenderness and beauty captured in words that confess to this poet’s love for human life.” Sarah Browning, founder of DC Poets Against the War, calls the book “exuberant, angry, full of compassion --- a poetry for our beautiful, broken world.” And Richard Peabody, editor of Gargoyle Magazine, writes that deMOCKracy is “required reading for those of us who ask – 'Is it Vietnam yet?'”

deMOCKracy is published by Plain View Press and is available for purchase at and at all standard book outlets. Signed copies are available directly from me. For more information about the book, please visit my web site,

And please join me in working for peace and justice and an end to the Iraq war.

With many thanks for your support,

Mike Maggio

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