West Philly press publishes book of MOVE accounts

    Andrea Walls was a West Philly resident when a helicopter dropped a bomb onto 6221 Osage Ave., in 1985 the fiery culmination of the city’s dispute with MOVE.

    Now a small Cedar Park-based press is publishing her book, Ultraviolet Catastrophe, telling stories from inside and outside the movement through her poetry.

    “With empathy, bravery and electric twists of phrase that speak to her project as both poet and witness, Walls brings light to this crucial moment in West Philadelphia history,” West Philly Local writes.

    Walls’ book is the first for Thread Makes Blanket press and will part of the Queer Literary Festival this weekend in Mt. Airy.

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