Upside Down Notebook

Putting the street into the notebook. By Ben Dangl

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Entries from January 2009

Swamp Air Confetti on the Road

March 24th, 2009 · No Comments

Bus ticket sellers at the station yell their destinations like prayers. The wind outside makes the Bolivian flag tight. Exhaust fills the air like confetti. We inch into the dark, dank womb of the bus with orange seats that sink with our weight. All around us the air smells like strawberry perfume at the bottom [...]

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New Articles: Obama, Bolivia and Utah

March 12th, 2009 · No Comments

Here are links to a few recent articles I wrote.
One was published in last week’s print edition of The Nation:
Lessons From Latin America
The other was published in Indian Country Today:
Bolivia’s new constitution empowers indigenous majority
This one on Common Dreams:
Grassroots Beer Brewers Score a Victory in Utah

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