Today, I have been trying to turn five sets of rough drafts (and I mean rough) into five different poems. I’ve also been thinking about the post I wrote yesterday. Then, I flipped over to Ron’s Working Class Poems site for my workingclass poem of the day — and there it was — one of the first contemporary poems about work I remember ever reading. “Field Trip to the Mill” by Patricia Dobler shows a Catholic nun who ushers her fourth graders on a field trip to learn “Industry and Capital and Labor/the Protestant trinity.” Dobler’s poem is simply haunting.
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