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“…from sweet and charming to a fiery feminist rant, these are socially aware poems that can sit next to Allen Ginsberg.. (Alix) delivers with superlative style and vigor.” -Woman Rock Magazine
Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution Book – $25
Alix edited this incredible collection of anthology spoken words artists, asking them to contribute one old and one new poem and an original essay about their experience within the spoken word movement. Word Warriors includes luminaries Andrea Gibson, Michelle Tea, Stacey Ann Chin, and more. Vagina Monologues creator Eve Ensler contributes the forward (in spoken word form)!
“Word Warriors is a treasure and a long time coming. A lot of my heroes are in this book. Their words have kept me company for a host of nights, in dark bunks and on lonely roads, helping me to carry on.”
-musician Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls
“Coming to voice is coming to power—daring to make life in words—daring to be heard. That is the story this anthology tells. Hear it, listen in, let it resurrect you, let it take you from the deep silence into the comfort of soulful sound.”
—bell hooks, author of All About Love: New Visions and poetry collection When Angels Speak of Love
“It’s difficult to find role models who’ve stood up to the system and lived to tell the tale. Each and every one of the writers in this collection is a role model for anyone who wants to change the world. And if I’m feeling scared, powerless, sad, or less than, this is the book I intend to read to get my courage up.”
—Kate Bornstein, author of Hello, Cruel World and Gender Outlaw
“Word Warriors has changed me. Like an incantation, lines from the thirty-five stories from warriors who are fighting the same fight dressed up in thirty-five different ways have mutated into mantras in my mind. Word Warriors is not a book, it is a spell that will change things for everyone who reads it.”
—Inga Muscio, author of Cunt and Autobiography of a Blue-Eyed Devil
“If you, like me, are often scared of poetry, this book is for you. The personal essays are like alluring hosts, leading you graciously but forcefully to writings that will make you cry, turned on, amazed, and awake.”
–Jennifer Baumgardner, author of Look Both Ways: Bisexual Politics and coauthor of Manifesta: Young Women, Feminism and the Future
“Welcome to Progress” T-shirt – $25 – RESTOCKED!
Is “progress” all it’s cracked up to be? Encourage folks to re-examine the cost of “progress” when you boast these lines from Alix’s poem “Welcome to Progress!” Super soft and comfy Unisex American Apparel track shirt. Charcoal with white lettering.
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Left Lane: On The Road With Alix Olson – $15
Multi award-winning DVD produced by Samantha Farinella, 2005
A year in the making, Left Lane chronicles life on the road with Alix and her road manager/filmmaker Samantha Farinella as they tour the country connecting the dots from a high school visit in Lincoln, Nebraska to a CD release party in New York City. Accompanied by the music of Pamela Means, Melissa Ferrick, Ember Swift, Chris Pureka, and Peter Mulvey, Left Lane offers a few more untethered voices to the nucleus of grassroots struggle and the future of laughter, rage, and optimism.
“Films like LEFT LANE are forms of activism as well as entertainment; they complement and celebrate the gay rights movement, highlighting current injustices, reminding us of what has yet to be done.”
— GNC, Ireland’s National Gay Newspaper
Built Like That: The Word & Independence Meal: The Ingredients $10 each or both for $18
Companion poetry books to Alix’s first two spoken word CD’s