Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness is quite happy to announce our latest title, These Burning Streets by Kelly Rose Pflug-Back. The book is a collection of poetry paired with an essay on her experiences thus far with the Canadian prison system. Kelly herself is a rare combination of award-winning poet and militant anti-capitalist street fighter.
On Thursday, Kelly was sentenced to fifteen months in prison for her role in the anti-g20 demonstrations in Toronto after she pleaded guilty to six counts of “mischief” that took the form of busted out police cruiser windows and trashed corporate stores.
We were waiting on her sentencing so the book could accurately reflect the length of her incarceration, but it’s off to the printers and we’re excited to see it back and get it into people’s hands. It bears a foreword by Direct Action veteran Juliet Belmas and praise from a number of influential Canadian poets and activists.
Strangers in a Tangled Wilderness, along with our distributors Combustion Books and AK Press, are dedicated to passing 100% of the profits we receive along to Kelly until she is free of the judicial system.
“…at once a book of windows into fantastical places, an album of love songs for the small things we’ve all forgotten, and a celebratory political manifesto for worlds we’ve yet to imagine… a simply stunning first collection from a wise and talented emerging poet.”
—Leanne Simpson, author of Dancing on Our Turtle’s Back: Stories of Nishnaabeg Re-Creation, Resurgence and a New Emergence.