Those Old Subversive Starvation Box Blues

I’m as mild mannered as I can be, And I’ve never done them harm that I can see. Still on me they put a ban, And they throw me in the can, They go wild, simply wild, over me. —“The Popular Wobbly”, by T-Bone Slim, first appeared in the 1920 edition of the Little Red Songbook published by the Industrial Workers of the World   I was notified last year, in an e-mail, by the poetry editor of Overland, Peter Minter, that my long-suffering poetry submissions to them had been rejected—for the following reason: … I will no longer be…

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