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First 100 Days: Sanctuary

By | 2017-04-26T19:53:55+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Issue 22: 27 Apr 2017|Tags: , , , |

By Jennifer Hernandez Border fence divides barbs catch rip prevent free range prevent migration of wildlife of many lives gaps allow glimpses of el otro lado amber waves blue blue skies gauzy clouds floating elusive storms brew on the horizon   Jennifer Hernandez lives in Minnesota, where she works with immigrant youth and writes poetry, flash, [...]

First 100 Days: Power by Adrienne Rich

By | 2017-04-26T17:36:27+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Issue 22: 27 Apr 2017|Tags: , , , |

By Tarra Stevenson Living in a white fog of patriarchy/phallocentrism/misogyny Today a class of teenage girls radiant discussed the power of Marie Curie her sacrifice to birth knowledge even in the face of her own death. A radio- active superwoman. Today a vice-president eliminated possibility potential denying their rights denying her fights and the teenage girls [...]

First 100 Days: March of the Millennials and Grandmas

By | 2017-04-26T17:34:54+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Issue 22: 27 Apr 2017|Tags: , , , |

By Candy Schulman Editor's note: Trump's inauguration initiated a series of public demonstrations that have continued throughout his first 100 days—including, challenging his refusal to release his taxes, in support of science and the environment, in defiance of his bigoted attempts to limit immigration and, as this essay reminds us, to make clear the power of women inspired [...]

First 100 Days: Wiretap Tweets—Defined

By | 2017-04-26T17:49:20+00:00 April 27th, 2017|Categories: Issue 22: 27 Apr 2017|Tags: , , , |

By Charles W. Brice   Terrible (tĕr′ə-bəl): n. A salutation. Syn.: dear, my dear, hi, hello Just (jŭst): n. & v. A statement of absolute truth. Ex: Just found out that Obama had my “wires tapped.” Found Out (found out): tr.v. To receive an incontrovertible revelation of indisputable fact from a minor entertainment personage on Fox [...]

Going Limp

By | 2017-04-19T17:57:04+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Categories: Issue 21: 20 April 2017|Tags: , , |

By Ruth Nolan It was your favorite story, the one you most loved to tell me, from the days when you were the star of your high school football team, MVP, you'd say: It's important to go limp after throwing a pass because you know you're going to get hit and that way you're less likely [...]

And Then He Moved On

By | 2017-04-19T17:56:13+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Categories: Issue 21: 20 April 2017|Tags: , , , |

By William Aime   On his first day, his boss gave him a pair of t-shirts. She asked his size, which was extra-large, but she only had large or medium. She gave him two larges and told him that she’d give him the right size when more shirts came in. He wore the shirts once or [...]

Uprising

By | 2017-04-19T17:55:12+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Categories: Issue 21: 20 April 2017|Tags: , |

By Janey Skinner   Pink pointed ears popped up everywhere. Skeins in pocket, women knit as they marched, constructing together the greatest pussy hat of all, its oval opening frilled in coral, cinnamon and crimson yarns, too soft and too strong to tear. Some say the Golem emerged from that hat, a bud of damp clay [...]

American Signs

By | 2017-04-19T17:39:50+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Categories: Issue 21: 20 April 2017|Tags: , |

By R.M. Engelhardt Dead crow in the middle of the road, Black as death and dark In the cold November air When all the trees all sigh "Remember" Where there is a change in the scenery Something different Like God has suddenly left The building A winter without snow Where a part of your soul Has [...]

Impressions of the USA

By | 2017-04-12T18:27:46+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Issue 20: 13 April 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

By Cong Tran Editor's note: Cong Tran, or Tran Quoc Cong in Vietnamese naming convention, paid his first visit to the United States in 2007, an invited guest at the memorial service for author and Pulitzer Prize winning Vietnam War correspondent David Halberstam. Mr. Tran had guided and ultimately befriended the journalist during a return visit to Vietnam by the [...]

Porn Government

By | 2017-04-12T19:02:55+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Issue 20: 13 April 2017|Tags: , |

By Eliza Mimski One He undressed the country and grabbed it in his sweaty palms. As the zipper came down, the country split in two. He inserted his finger into the wrath. He inserted his finger into his following but they didn't notice. He peeled open the law and banged it into the first half. He [...]

Scent of Mock Orange

By | 2017-04-12T19:06:02+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Issue 20: 13 April 2017|Tags: , |

A cento by Marcia Meier   The serpent, that mocker, woke up and pressed against me In the west the falling light still glows but here on earth we’ve got a fair supply of everything If you tasted it, it would first taste bitter crooning black lullabies in the kitchen, And now, it is easy to [...]

A Brief History

By | 2017-04-12T19:05:05+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: Issue 20: 13 April 2017|Tags: , , |

A sonnet by I.E. Sommsin Into the toilet endlessly flushing leap the great state and vast empire, fat and swollen, on schedule to expire, onward toward oblivion rushing. They got the loud proud words that prove them strong, and the firm resolve that works on teevee and the raw courage made for a moovee— if you [...]