Mills Professor and Poet Charts the Growing Crisis of the New Intellectual Working Class

Oakland, CA—April 26, 2018

Book coverStephanie Young, a notable poet and English professor at Mills College, has recently published the book It’s No Good Everything’s Bad, which charts the growing crisis of the new intellectual working class. Revealing important truths about labor in direct poetic form, Young’s work was recently featured on Hyperallergic, a popular art and culture forum.

Young wrote It's No Good Everything's Bad during a few pressured weeks at Mills, which included health complications, the women's gender strike, non-profits arts fundraisers, and researching 1970s feminist health collectives. Her long poem deliberates on gender, revolution, money, and the medical-industrial complex.

She says of the book: "If someone else had not already written a book called Seizing the Means of Reproduction, I would say this poem would like to seize the means of reproduction."