Lucia Misch — The Work Projects Administration

“When it was decided that the theme issue of Arc this year would deal with Labour, I knew immediately that I wanted to spotlight this poem by Lucia Misch. It reminds us of a time when accomplishment could be purchased with a currency far greater than simple dollars and cents.

Once you have watched Lucia’s performance, you can find a copy of the written version of this poem in the latest issue of Arc Poetry Magazine.”

—Rusty Priske, Spoken Word Editor



Lucia Misch is a writer and performer from the Bay Area. She shares her work on stages ranging from literary festivals to labor union conventions to poetry slams across North America. Her first collection of poetry will be released by Write Bloody North in 2019.

A veteran arts educator, Lucia facilitates writing workshops for youth with WordPlay: Poetry In Schools, as an ArtStarts Poet in Residence, and a teaching artist at creative arts camps along the West Coast. She lives and works on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

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