Issue 11: 9 Feb 2017

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By | 2017-02-23T11:36:52+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: Issue 11: 9 Feb 2017|Tags: , , |

By Harold Jaffe   The perils are vast, the receptors are slick, seductively small. The perils are not vast, the receptors are not slick, seductively small. I see the homeless huddled against the steel-glass wall of the stock exchange. You do not see the homeless huddled against the steel-glass wall of the stock exchange. I see [...]

To the Man Who Shouted “What does your pussy taste like?!” as I Ran By

By | 2017-02-23T11:38:03+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: Issue 11: 9 Feb 2017|Tags: , , , , |

By Courtney LeBlanc It tastes briny, like the ocean. It surges, waves pounding the surf, punishing the sand simply for always being there, for always being present, for never leaving well enough alone. I keep running, ready to drown him in a sea of my pounding feet. Previously published by Rising Phoenix Review.   Courtney LeBlanc [...]

March, redoubled: When plans go South by K Walton

By | 2017-02-23T11:46:04+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: Issue 11: 9 Feb 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Hi, Julie, Thank you for writing your essay, “March, interrupted: When plans go South” (Writers Resist, February 2, 2017 issue). Thank you for raising your pen in service of the movement and for speaking from a place of awareness and resistance. Thank you for lifting up hope in the face of all the fear and anxiety [...]

Two poems by two poets

By | 2017-02-23T11:47:03+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: Issue 11: 9 Feb 2017|Tags: , , , , |

Trump Tower By Marvin Lurie I left the truth on the sidewalk when I went into the tall office building. It was on wheels but heavy. I couldn't take it to an upper floor even on the freight elevator. And it might not get past the metal detectors in the lobby. I hoped no one [...]

Fun to Be Fabulous

By | 2017-02-23T11:50:45+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: Issue 11: 9 Feb 2017|Tags: , , , |

By C. Gregory Thompson “You look just like my aunt,” the woman said to us, looking at my friend, Sara. “But, of course, she’s dead now.” We were perched on the aqua blue cushions of an outdoor couch on what we jokingly referred to as the “lanai” at Rancho Las Palmas, a resort in Palm Desert, [...]

84 Lumber Super Bowl ad: The uncensored film

By | 2017-02-23T11:52:41+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Categories: Issue 11: 9 Feb 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

From the family-owned 84 Lumber Company The original 84 Lumber Super Bowl advertisement created a stir: The content was deemed too controversial by Fox, which banned it from broadcast. An edited version was cut for the game, and The Washington Post published a story about it—because the controversy was reportedly due to the depiction of Donald Trump's proposed border wall. Then [...]