David Masciotra

David Masciotra is the author of five books, including Mellencamp: American Troubadour (University Press of Kentucky, 2015) and I Am Somebody: Why Jesse Jackson Matters (Bloomsbury, 2020).

Love at the Juncture of Catastrophe: Himali Singh Soin’s Poetic Intervention in the Climate Crisis

“Getting Away with Murder”: Gov’t Mule as a Countercultural Model of Excellence

“Blood on the Scarecrow”: John Mellencamp, the Death of the Family Farmer, and the “Free Market”

“Something to Do with Paying Attention”: David Foster Wallace’s Final Work, the Public Good, and a “Wastoid” Nation

“Put the Blood Back In”: Martín Espada on Poetry, Book Banning, and Radical Politics

At the Bottom of the Empire: Homelessness, Housing Injustice, and Jesse Jackson’s Call to “Eradicate Poverty”

America’s “Culture of Death”: COVID-19, Gun Insanity, White Supremacy, Ecological Destruction, and Public Indifference

The American Fool: How Provincialism, Arrogance, and Greed Make American Foreign Policy an Exercise in Idiocy

“Pushing Back at Authority”: Son Volt, and the Power of Protest Music

Walking Around Blind Without a Cane

The Phony Free Speech Panic Versus Right Wing Fascism

A Letter to Obama Supporters