RAVEN MACK is a mystic poet-philosopher-artist of the Greater Appalachian unorthodox tradition who publishes zines & physical books & electronic books & music & photography & digital art & just generally whatever feels necessary to survive this deluded earth thru Rojonekku Word Fighting Arts survival systems (Version 69, establish 14 Feb 1973). Comments encouraged.

Saturday, August 27

Friday, August 26

Thursday, August 25

Tuesday, August 23

the irony of *giving*
land back to indigenous
peoples is no one *owns* land

freestyle sonnet #053: A REVIEW OF J.D. VANCE'S NEW MEMOIR "HILLBILLY ELEGY"

I only buy used books because new books too damn
expensive for man of limited finances
like myself, as real life creates relentless slam
against me (like most people), so J.D. Vance's

Hillbilly Elegy's too new to trickle down
to my secondhand bookshelf, but I seen that dude's
shineface on TV, perfectly suited: "small town
white working class" blah blah bullshit boss attitudes

about bootstraps and Trump votes, but nothing about
broken people given a fuckin' chance to heal;
just "jobs" more shitty ass jobs lacking any clout
or hope... Hope's lost completely in many folk's real

world day-to-day - broken beyond social repair,
but y'all bighead shinefaces never seem to care.