posts and bio Bob Rossi

Bob Rossi is working on a social history of Colorado coal mining communities and an account of the 1927–28 Colorado mine workers’ strike. Rossi is a retired union organizer who had family members employed in coal mining.

I Am Not a Writer

by on February 24, 2022

Bob Rossi’s poem “Deincarnation” was published in December 2021’s Labor: Studies in Working Class History. He’s graced us with another.

 

I Am Not A Writer

   Bob Rossi

 

Late one night, wearied by the misfortunes

And follies of men, I put aside my work

And wondered at continuing.

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Immigrant Societies and Union Culture

by on December 2, 2021

Bob Rossi is a long-time member of the Slovenska Narodna Podporna Jednota, (SNPJ) who has interviewed and corresponded with dozens of SNPJ members in writing a history of the 1920s coalfield culture and union battles. This post is derived from a presentation he gave to SNPJ Lodge #371 in Cle Elum, Washington in September.

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