WOMAN SITTING AT THE MACHINE, THINKING AND CENSORSHIP by Karen Brodine
140 x 225mm, 32 pages, Black & white printing, Saddle stitched, Softcover 2020
Co-published by Publication Studio Paris/After8 Books
A two-part collection of poems by typesetter, activist and poet Karen Brodine. First published posthumously in 1990 as a reflection on her life as a typesetter, union organiser and lesbian, this series of ‘work poems’ chronicles labour struggles, both personal and collective, and draws on her experience growing up surrounded by socialist feminists immediately following the wrath of McCarthyism.