The essays in If You're Not Free At Work, Where Are You Free: Literature and Social Change focus on the interconnection of community/workplace/individual and how literature has a role in social struggles aimed at making that nexus more liberatory. Certain essays develop some of Wayman's earlier ideas concerning the potential of imaginative writing that takes daily work as its central theme. The range of topics includes various social issues in contemporary writing--narrative, love poems, the teaching (and hence status) of poetry, and postmodernism.
About the Author:
Since 1973 Tom Wayman has published more than 20 books of poetry and prose, most recently The Order in Which We Do Things: The Poetry of Tom Wayman and a short fiction collection, The Shadows We Mistake for Love. He lives in Appledale, a suburb of Winlaw B.C.