Our communities are not only problems; our lives are not only social struggle. What is most important in life is what you add to it: creation. Not only of art, but of connections with others.
From its inception in 1987 in the Bronx, Inner City Press has addressed not only the problems of redlining, discrimination and homelessness, but also the problems, and the joys, of living and love and perception, of the search for meaning or the honest description of its lack.
Sometimes this line-drawing means little. Sometimes the social is art, and some of the best art is social. This not being the place for manifesto, the links below will lead you to voices (for now written, not spoken). As ICP has called for since its mimeograph days: Write like you talk! Send us your voice!
ICP has now published a (double) book about the inner city-relevant topics of predatory lending, and police abuse - click here for sample chapters, here for fast ordering and delivery, and here for other ordering information.
You can e-mail us (Arts [at] innercitypress.org), call us at (718) 716-3540, fax us at (718) 716-3161, or snail-mail us at P.O. Box 580188, Mount Carmel Station, Bronx, New York, 10458. Whatever you do -- dont be silenced!
Inner City's Poems (4/99 onwards)
Poems of the Bronx (M.L.)
Wild Card: Inner City Press on the Road (Charlotte, NC; Cincy, Pittsburgh, LA, etc.)
On a financial note, click here to view ICP's editor's Oct. 3 poem (doggerel) on Citigroup, "Song of Solomon [Brothers]," on the WallStreetPoet.com site...
Scrapmetal Diary, I Love the Bronx, and Pampers & Lies
Surreal History of Beaumont Ave., The Bronx (ML)
Poems of Detroit (ICP/ML)
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