Worker’s Health, Worker’s Voices: Working class health through poetry and music | rabble.ca

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On this May Day Special of People’s Health Radio we share our own music and poetry on the topic of working class health and struggle, and also invite guests Beth Grayer and Zailda Chan to also share their poems.  Also includes an interview with Anakana Schofield about her work to revive interest in Helen Potrebenko’s important novel, Taxi!

Poetry and writings by Aiyanas Ormond, Beth Grayer, Cheryl Savageau, June Jordan, Helen Potrebenko and Zailda Chan.

Music by the Strange Fruit Project, Hazel Dickens, Jennifer Efting, Tracy Chapman, and Maria Dunn.

We had so much music and poetry we didn’t get a chance to include!  

Check out this heart stopping prison work song – voices so powerfully full of sadness and anger:


We also wanted to include a reading by Rita Dove of the poem “Parsley” but we ran out of time.  It’s well worth reading, you can check it out here: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/172128

 For more information about the Taxi! walk around Vancouver visit haveyoureadtaxiyet.blogspot.com. Maybe we’ll see you there!

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One response to “Worker’s Health, Worker’s Voices: Working class health through poetry and music | rabble.ca

  1. Thanks for posting this. I enjoyed reading it very much. Reading and writing poetry relaxes me and I think it’s soothing for the soul. Great job.

    A Poem for Mothers

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