Issue 12: 16 Feb 2017

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The Streets

By | 2017-02-23T11:24:20+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Issue 12: 16 Feb 2017|Tags: , |

By Raya Yarbrough   My aunt took me down to Harlem, down to Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. She talked to me about history, and struggle, and my head took it in, as the history of struggle. And my life went on. Colorless conversations. Happy white-noise. Then I woke up, and her words were not history. [...]

Blue Plate Special

By | 2017-02-23T11:29:15+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Issue 12: 16 Feb 2017|Tags: , , |

By Sara Marchant   The little girl in the booth behind me is bouncing on her vinyl seat in excitement, and I stop chewing my crunchy salad in order to better eavesdrop. My back is to her, and her back is towards me, so I can hear her breathy voice over the bouncing creak of the [...]

Don’t Make America Great Again

By | 2017-02-23T11:30:31+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Issue 12: 16 Feb 2017|Tags: , , |

By Tawana “Honeycomb” Petty   I got a fever for the flavor of liberation, a quenching for the thirst of vindication. A country built on slavery must pay reparations, or at the very least stop their racial propagation. Black bodies still suffer from redlining, and segregation, then get displaced from safe havens by gentrification. They poison our [...]

Gallop Poll by Grace Jelsnik

By | 2017-02-23T11:32:55+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Issue 12: 16 Feb 2017|Tags: , , |

A post-election Gallop Poll surveying 20,000 adults between the ages of 28 and 29 revealed the following startling results: 60% of the high-school dropouts who voted for Donald Trump believed he not only won the popular vote but also is the lead singer in the punk band Myopic. 22% of the people who voted for Donald [...]

A Drop of Water

By | 2017-02-23T11:34:16+00:00 February 16th, 2017|Categories: Issue 12: 16 Feb 2017|Tags: , , |

By James Schwartz   Land of lapping lakes, Peninsula & Pine. Alexis de Tocqueville, Frontiersmen & Forefathers. Detroit flood & Detroit debt Our kingdom for a drop of water.   James Schwartz is a gay ex-Amish poet and slam performer. His poetry has been published by various poetry journals including Poetry 24, Babel, The New Verse News, Nostrovia! [...]