List of anarchist poets

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This is a list of anarchists poets, examples of their published work, and the source material in which their poetry is found. This list is biased in favor of poets who have self-identified as anarchists. Poets who are popularly considered "anarchic", but have not specifically self-identified as anarchists, are not included.

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  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • Léo Ferré (August 24, 1916 - July 14, 1993). One of France's most well-known and influential singers, poets and musicians. He was a self-proclaimed anarchist and all his lifelong sang irreverent and highly confrontational songs. Aside his discography, work of poetry include Poète... vos papiers ! (1956), Testament phonographe (1980), Les Chants de la fureur (2013).
  • Ian Fraser (columnist)

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  1. ^ Beck, Julian, "Preface to The Brig", A Spotlight Dramabook.
  2. ^ Cage self-identified as an anarchist in a 1985 interview: "I'm an anarchist. I don't know whether the adjective is pure and simple, or philosophical, or what, but I don't like government! And I don't like institutions! And I don't have any confidence in even good institutions." John Cage at Seventy: An Interview by Stephen Montague. American Music, Summer 1985. Ubu.com. Accessed May 24, 2007.
  3. ^ de Cleyre, Voltairine (1914), "The Making of an Anarchist", Selected Writings of Voltairine de Cleyre, Mother Earth Publishing.
  4. ^ "A great poet and one of the finest types of Anarchist that ever lived." - Emma Goldman, Edelstadt, David, 1866-1892, A short biography of Russian-Jewish anarchist and editor David Edelstadt.
  5. ^ "I am an Anarchist! Wherefore I will; Not rule, & also ruled I will not be!"–John Henry Mackay, excerpt from Anarchy. John Henry Mackay entry in The Anarchist Encyclopedia. recollectionbooks.com Retrieved October 6, 2007
  6. ^ "As a revolutionary anarchist, I shared the life of the Ukrainian people during the revolution." Makhno, Nestor "The ABC of The Revolutionary Anarchist", The Struggle Against the State and other essays. Translated by Paul Sharkey.
  7. ^ Summons Makhno, Nestor. libcom.org Retrieved October 11, 2007.
  8. ^ Thirty-five Poems (1940)
  9. ^ Herbert Read first expressed his anarchist philosophy in Anarchy & Order (1938), and later in The Philosophy of Anarchism (1940), and My Anarchism (1966).

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