Poetry of the Colorado Miners: 1903-1906

How to Cite

Tannacito, D. (2014). Poetry of the Colorado Miners: 1903-1906. Radical Teacher, 100, 20–30. https://doi.org/10.5195/rt.2014.150


The poetry published in the Miners Magazine during the first decade of this century provides us with an illuminating case study of the characteristics and development of working-class literature in the United States. The creation of poetry by nonferrous metal miners in Colorado and surrounding areas illustrates the need for expression, affirmation, and communication on the part of the workers themselves and their allies during times of struggle.