Living in the Land of the Dead: An Anthology of Anthologies Faithful Fools Poetry 2004 - 2014

Faithfiul Fools

With grit, grace, and elegance Faithful Fools (a live/work non-profit) has collected an anthology of anthologies representing over 100 poets selected from five different volumes originally published by Will to Print Press. Edited by the University of San Francisco MartIn-BarO Scholars (2014-15), and produced by Freedom Voices Press, this collection will take you into the streets of San Francisco's Tenderloin District where you will hear a panoply of voices sharing art and wisdom drawn from harsh experience and existential joy.

"Welcome to Living in the Land of the Dead... Understand: this book contains road maps, accident reports, and prayers and is filled with human life crying like a helpless baby or the blast of a lonely horn..."
Ed Bowers, a Faithful Fool and Tenderloin Poet

"This book is a crossroads. A crossroads of people: a place where poets meet one another, where students meet poets, where faculty meet Fools. This book is a crossroads of life: a place where words meet the page, where truth meets dreams, where the past meets the present. It is an oasis on the long Silk Road of poetry that connects distant corners of the world."
—Sam Dennison, a Faithful Fool

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Faithful Fools Mission Statement
We are called to a ministry of presence that acknowledges
each human’s incredible worth.
Aware of our judgments,
we seek to meet people where they are through the arts,
education, advocacy, and accompaniment.
We participate in shattering myths about those living in
poverty, seeing the light, courage, intelligence, strength, and
creativity of the people we encounter.
We discover on the streets our common humanity
through which celebration, community, and healing occur.