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Going to Ground

By | 2017-08-09T13:35:37+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Issue 35: 10 Aug 2017|Tags: , |

By Sarah Einstein   Like a good citizen, I call my senators at least once a week these days, but their aides are brusque. They tell me that Alexander and Corker support the president’s education agenda/healthcare reform/immigration order or whatever I’m outraged about on a given day. In the first few weeks, they’d thank me for [...]

Clarion Reminder

By | 2017-08-09T13:35:06+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Issue 35: 10 Aug 2017|Tags: , |

By Laura Grace Weldon The powerful provoke the powerless to push against one another. Their power grows by keeping us in all kinds of prisons. Yet we are not powerless. Remember the black bear roaming Clarion County, Pennsylvania, its head trapped a month or more in a metal-ringed pail. Remember those who chased it for hours, [...]

White Privilege

By | 2017-08-09T13:47:45+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Issue 35: 10 Aug 2017|Tags: , |

By Keith Welch   the U.S. Caucasian has a marvelous power invisible, noticed only by its absence subtle in action: the lack of a shadow following you through a 7-11 or utterly, terribly clear: the lack of 19 bullet holes piercing your body on the news, you may notice your senior photo instead of a mug [...]

Hail and Farewell to Editors of Poetry

By | 2017-08-10T07:29:27+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Categories: Issue 35: 10 Aug 2017|Tags: , |

Writers Resist is delighted to welcome our new poetry editor, Ruth Nolan, MFA, University of California Riverside. Already a contributing writer, Ruth brings to the journal a deep understanding of the power of the written word. Ruth said of poetry’s role in the resistance, “Poetry is at heart a political entity, one that is both personal [...]

Oral History of the New Colossus

By | 2017-08-01T16:56:45+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Issue 34: 03 Aug 2017|Tags: , |

By Lea Grover I come from a people of wandering, of desert paths swept clean of footprints by thousand year gusts of wind, of vanishing, of villages abandoned as not only my great-grandmothers but I carried what mattered across oceans and borders and the ticking of latitude and longitude beneath tired feet, soles hardened by lifetimes [...]

The Which In Waiting

By | 2017-08-01T17:42:34+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Issue 34: 03 Aug 2017|Tags: , |

By R.W.W. Greene   Joanne’s television remote hit the wall hard, spawning batteries and bits of plastic that chose their own paths to the floor. She flicked the switch on the power strip that governed the media center and picked up the tarnished hourglass she’d readied before tuning into the ceremony. Four years would likely be [...]

On a Theme by Leonard Cohen

By | 2017-08-03T07:52:51+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Issue 34: 03 Aug 2017|Tags: , |

By Mark J. Mitchell   I’m guided by the beauty of our weapons.             —"First We Take Manhattan" I’m battered by the blindness of our weapons. Boys stare at screens and tickle switches. Death drops from the sky onto archaic altars. Isaac screams. Ishmael burns. Rachel weeps for her children. From the empty office, ritual words: [...]

Land of the Free

By | 2017-07-10T16:38:05+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: Issue 33: 13 July 2017|Tags: , |

By Sahar Fathi   You say we are all equal Give us your tired your poor your huddled freaking masses! But not if they are Muslim brown persecuted by governments (we installed) drug wars (we created) I say give them to me I will pull the stars from the sky to light their way o'er the [...]

Uncle Sam Doesn’t Want You

By | 2017-07-18T13:17:45+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: Issue 33: 13 July 2017|Tags: , , |

By Tara Campbell   On June 29, to little fanfare, the State Department reinstated the approximately sixty Foreign Service job offers it had abruptly rescinded from Pickering and Rangel Fellows earlier in the month. The Pickering and Rangel programs seek to diversify the U.S. Foreign Service by providing undergraduate and graduate scholarships and Foreign Service jobs to women, [...]

No rules to follow, no laws to break—we woke!

By | 2017-07-10T16:38:44+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: Issue 33: 13 July 2017|Tags: , |

By Zigi Lowenberg   ’scuse me ’scuse me, don’t know the rules here but I butt in across the room, I know we were once from the same tribe ancient threads pulling me towards you float along the oceans that fool the eye with their expanse we are salt we are sand we are water no [...]

A Roof Over Their Heads

By | 2017-07-10T16:36:43+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Categories: Issue 33: 13 July 2017|Tags: , |

By Brian Dunlap                           I Jorge has reached Mar Vista Park. The bells attached to his icebox on wheels announce the popsicles and ice cream sandwiches, enticing on a warm Los Angeles summer day. Older siblings and parents chase children whose giggles and squeals permeate the jungle gym. Footprints upon footprints imprinted in the sand. [...]