In Dear Descendent, Carol Masters draws upon her life as an activist and her love of the natural world to fashion thoughtful overlays and wry juxtapositions that can delight the senses [and] prick the conscience…
—John Toren Nodin
Cover Image by Michael Bayly
A new collection of poetry by activist Carol Masters, author of Marv Davidov’s biography You Can’t Do That: Marv Davidov, Nonviolent Revolutionary.
A member of the Women Against Military Madness Newsletter Committee, Carol Masters grew up in Chicago and has lived and worked in Kansas, Texas, and Minnesota. Her children and friends inspired her to actions for peace (with the Honeywell Project and Women Against Military Madness), and in environmental movements. She served useful time in jail after being arrested for civil disobedience in nonviolent protests of nuclear weapons. A number of the poems in this collection, including “jail poems”, reflect her social conscience concerns.
Masters is a recipient of a Loft Mentor Series Award, Loft-McKnight fellowship, Minnesota State Arts Board fellowship, and Minnesota Voices Project award for The Peace Terrorist (short stories) (New Rivers Press, 1993). Her biography You Can’t Do That: Marv Davidov, Nonviolent Revolutionary was published by Nodin Press in 2009, and was selected as a finalist for a Midwest Independent Publishers Award.
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Excerpt: Masters charges each one of us to make a difference.