Minnie Bruce Pratt
Inside the Money Machine
Carolina Wren Press Poetry Series #13 (2011)
Price 15.95 – sale: 14.35
Reviews and Interviews
“Rage Against the Money Machine,” a review by Julie Enszer at Lambda Literary Foundation, April 2011.
Minnie Bruce Pratt on the Unfinished Work of Poetry, Beloit Poetry Journal, 2-25-2012
A recent essay, “The Struggle to Write,” by Minnie Bruce Pratt at The Poetry Foundation Website, November, 2011
A mention about The Sound of One Fork (MPB’s 1981 chapbook from Night Heron Press) at Pank Magazine
Mini-review and listing at the Academy of American Poets.org
Review by Jamiee Hills in the Independent Weekly, Durham, NC, July 20, 2011.
Minnie Bruce Pratt interviewed at BloomingOut on April 14th, 2011
Dave Bonta reads Inside the Money Machine at his blog, Via Negativa
Advance Praise for Inside the Money Machine
“AN UTTERLY RIVETING BOOK OF POEMS and a necessary book to read. Pratt’s scrutiny is constantly keen and inviting, and shifts deftly and humanely between reportage and lyricism. I realize these poems are all true. Pratt’s imagination is true.” —MICHAEL BURKARD
“MINNIE BRUCE PRATT SO COMPELLINGLY IDENTIFIES the tough times Inside the Money Machine. This book of poems is also hope, guiding us toward dignity, self-respect and clarity.” —RIGOBERTO GONZÁLES
“THIS IS GRITTY NEW WORK by one of North America’s best poets. Each poem reveals the sweat and labor of the many who are trying to get by in this tough, new world where big corporations and Wall Street are sucking all of our humanity dry. These poems are the voices of our-selves crying out.” —M.L. LIEBLER, poet and editor of Working Words: Punching the Clock & Kicking Out the Jams
“MINNIE BRUCE PRATT PEELS AWAY AT CAPITALISM, ‘the money machine,’ which is also the war machine. Inside the Money Machine is stunning anti-capitalist poetics in action.” —DON MEE CHOI, author of The Morning News Is Exciting
MINNIE BRUCE PRATT published her first book of poetry in 1981 as part of the Women in Print movement in North Carolina. Her second book, Crime Against Nature, received the Lamont Poetry Award from the Academy of American Poets. Her ten books also include S/HE, about gender boundary crossing, Walking Back Up Depot Street, and The Dirt She Ate, winner of a Lambda Literary Award. Born in Alabama, she now lives and works in Syracuse, New York.