26 Mar '13, 1pm

EXCLUSIVE: Gretchen Primack Discusses Her New Book ‘Kind’

EXCLUSIVE: Gretchen Primack Discusses Her New Book ‘Kind’

GP: I see human rights and animal rights as entirely related: I’m against the powerful lording over the powerless; I’m against unnecessary cruelty and exploitation of perfectly worthy sentient beings. I spent several years as a union organizer and another several working as an educator in maximum-security men’s prison, and these issues are core in those settings, too. “The Workers,” another poem in Kind , discusses the kind of people who end up working in factory farms, and a lot of them are people with almost no power–the undocumented, the underage, the illiterate. Many are in these jobs because they don’t see an alternative. They recognize the horror of the job and it makes their lives horrible to be part of that system. It’s easy for me to find compassion for such people. There are also those who are glad to be in a setting where they can exercise power–perhaps the only...

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