General Motors

General Motors

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Author: Ryan Eckes 

Publisher: Split Lip Press (2018) 

General Motors is a book of chase scenes for a film without cars, lyric essays that depart from subways never built, and poems for walking off the job. Waking up in the arena of an abandoned public, the spectators are no longer spectators. In Philadelphia, a city built and un-built by capitalism, Ryan Eckes peels apart illusions of individual escape and pieces together a reality in which love means a common refusal of the neoliberal fantasy we’re expected to live in.

"Eckes offers another vision for America—a glimpse at how different things could be if people were to recognize their collective power and reclaim public spaces."

–Gina Myers