The second installment of our Manifesto Series is available for preorder. Orders will ship late January, 2019.

Since the 2016 election, reading the news each day can send even the most placid among us into a paralyzing apoplexia. We are enraged, we are bewildered, and then we get nothing done all day. We go to bed with teeth clenched, wake up, and it begins again.

But there are things we can do to feel a little less powerless.

Gathered here are twenty-two pieces in which powerful voices, from poets and novelists to actors and activists, speak to our predicament, to their state of mind, and to the crucial importance of committing to take action.

With contributions from:
Kaveh Akbar
Jaswinder Bolina
Jay Cantor
James Carroll
Chen Chen
Sloane Crosley
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
Joshua Ferris
Samuel G. Freedman
Sarah Gerard
Richard Howard & David Alexander
Lewis Hyde
Nalini Jones
Hillary Jordan
Porochista Khakpour
Kevin Killian
Riane Konc
Jonathan Lethem
Shane McCrae
Scott Turow
Vu Tran
Jane Wong