Contra: Texas Poets Speak Out Anthology
CONTRA: TEXAS POETS SPEAK OUT is a poetry anthology of over 40+ amazing writers from West, North, East, Central and South Texas. Edited by Rooster Martinez and Chibbi Orduña, CONTRA's mission is to: a) activate people to register to vote; b) activate people to GO VOTE; and c) donate all profits from book sales to MOVE Texas.
In collaboration with Write Art Out, FlowerSong Press, and Gemini Ink, Texas poets have donated work that speaks to these times we're living in, the fears people are facing, the just activism being fought in the streets, the importance of representation, a commitment to a pro-democracy nation, and hope for the future.
The book includes work from: Alexandra van de Kamp, Amalia Ortiz, Amir Safi, Anel Flores, Aris Kian, Armando "AXL" Lopez, Ayokunle Falomo, Buddy Wakefield, Sherrie “Candy” Zantea, Chibbi, Danny Strack, Ebony Steward, Eddie Vega, Edward Vidaurre, Emmy Pérez, Glori Adams, Bill Moran, Gregg Barrios, Gris Muñoz, Joaquin Zihuatanejo, Jomar Valentin, Joshua Robbins, Joshua Nguyen, Kevin Burke, Lacey Roop, Naomi Shihab Nye, Natalia Treviño, Natasha Carrizosa, Octavio Quintanilla, Omer Ahmed, Paul Gerard Wilkinson Jr., RJ Wright, Rodney Gomez, C.L. “Rooster” Martinez, Ryan McMasters, Sarah Maddux, Jason “Shaggy” Gossard, Sheila Black, Sip, Six Gawd, Tarfia Faizullah, Tova Charles, Viktoria Valenzuela, Vincent Cooper, Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson, Wendy Barker, and Zachary Caballero.