Eliot Cardinaux

Poet/Pianist

Tag: Edward Burtynsky

DISSENTSPRING — New Poems by Eliot Cardinaux


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Artwork by Jeffrey Lipsky

“Demon of Thieves”

Mixed media on 3 x 3 ft. canvas

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Sacred Life, Sacred Living: On the Life and Poetry of Xu Lizhi

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Preface

 

Inspired by a recent event in China that received little attention, except for on social media, this essay addresses the life and death of a Chinese poet, Xu Lizhi, and the legacy he left behind in his work. He died by his own hand while employed at a factory run by Foxconn, the manufacturer of forty percent of the world’s electronics. His was one of many suicides, all by workers in their early twenties, related to the horrendous working conditions at Foxconn’s manufacturing facilities. Read the rest of this entry »