Collapse by Cassandra Dallett

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Collapse by Cassandra Dallett

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Collapse is a doomed love, temporary, free on bond, haunted by rage and regret, fueled by Hip-Hop beats, and clinging like the remains of the Ghost Ship fire—with the world burning around us, it is time and place, politics and anarchy, connection for the broken.


Praise for Collapse:

“Throughout Collapse, you feel the exhaustion and weight that brings you to your knees—death, police brutality, social abandonment, fascism, lovelessness--and the endless desire to be whole, together, and home again. Dallett is writing both dirge and homage to the pre-gentrification days of San Francisco, to celebrities who passed in 2016—Prince, Bowie, Muhammad Ali, Afeni Shakur—and their wise words, their music that resides in the body, reminding us of when we were young, naïve, and brave. In this collection, Dallett is sorting through the rumble of this American democracy, untangling the rhetoric that ensnares our consciousness, and building again from what has fallen something tender and strong that makes survival possible, necessary. Collapse awakens us to the here and now, to the importance of taking account of our historical moment so it is not forgotten ‘where thinking people go from here.’”

Arisa White, author of You’re the Most Beautiful Thing that Happened (2017) and Black Pearl (2016)

Publication Details

All of our books are printed locally in Oakland, CA. We strongly believe in supporting local publishers and local printers.

June 2018 • 5.5 x 7.5 • 80 pp.

$15.00 (unsigned) / $17.00 (signed by author) • Trade Paper

ISBN: 978-1-7323340-1-4

Cover art by Jordan Weber

Interior and cover design by Britta Fithian-Zurn

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