Ode to the End of the American Dream and other anti-racist poems
Discover the fiercely radical poetry of New York City performance artist Finnegan in this collection of anti-racist poems. Like a sweaty night at CBGB’s, they capture the raw energy of life in 1980’s New York. Full of rage and indignity at the racism of everyday life, they remain hopeful of a way forward.
Ode to the End of the American Dream brings together poems written over a period of thirty years. They examine racism through a variety of lenses – some funny, some sad; one ironic, another sincere. In every case, they challenge readers to reconsider racism in deep new ways.
Uncensored and uncompromising, the poems within are a bucket of cold water against the face of ignorance and indifference. If you’re ready for a dose of the real, you may find inspiration or even equanimity in Finnegan’s unvarnished take on race relations.
Coming Soon – Dark Burning Rain and other poems
Tentative release date: November 17, 2021
Tentative release date: March 17, 2022
Tentative release date: July 17, 2022
Tentative release date: November 17, 2022
Tentative release date: March 17, 2023