A limited edition purple toned silk screen reprint of Trans-Love Energies classic 1967 poster is now available from Book Beat in an edition of 75 copies, signed and numbered by Leni and John Sinclair and locally produced.
The title "Poetry is Revolution" became the guiding principle behind the cultural revolution fermenting in the Midwest from the Detroit Artists Workshop , Trans-Love Energies & the upcoming White Panther Party. This simple mantra can guide you toward freeing your mind and letting the creative juices flow. Poetry as revealed in this poster is a metaphor for creativity and creation in ALL the arts; music, performance, writing, film, sculpture, etc..
In 1969, the poet-provocateur, MC5 manager and White Panther John Sinclair found himself the victim of those decades long draconian American drug laws, and facing a twenty-year jail sentence for the possession of two joints. The counterculture Sinclair helped create came to his rescue, however, when John Lennon, Stevie Wonder, Phil Ochs and others performed at a successful benefit gig to petition for his release. Since that epochal moment, Sinclair has traveled the globe and performed with some of the world’s finest musicians. He interviewed Sun Ra in 1966, and has helped popularize and bring to public attention many great jazz and blues artists.
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