Archive for February, 2013

Cottonopolis, a long poem by Rachel Lebowitz

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013


*Cottonopolis* is a sequence of prose and found poems about the Industrial Revolution, in particular the links between the cotton industry in Lancashire, slavery in the Americas and the colonization of India. From the Irish slums of Manchester to the forts of the Slave Coast to the ruins of Dhaka, India; from Civil War battlefields to Lancashire factory floors, from slave ship sailors to machine-breakers to child labourers, these poems tell the stories of the industrial age.

Rachel Lebowitz is the author of *Hannus* (Pedlar Press, 2006) which was shortlisted for the 2007 Roderick Haig-Brown Regional BC Book Prize and the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. She is also the co-author, with Zachariah Wells, of the children’s picture book *Anything But Hank!* (Biblioasis, 2008, illustrated by Eric Orchard). She lives in Halifax.

Here’s Rachel reading from *Cottonopolis*

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