Issue 19: 06 Apr 2017

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The Big Top Comes Down: A Consciousness Poem

By | 2017-04-05T12:45:31+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Issue 19: 06 Apr 2017|Tags: , |

By Deborah Kahan Kolb   once the elephants left the crowds stopped coming to the circus but look do my eyes deceive me the elephants are back they are blustering along on Capitol Hill with old white-man creases leathering their skin leaving yuge piles of shit in their wake for the humane rights activists to shovel and [...]

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The Return of History

By | 2017-04-05T22:19:49+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Issue 19: 06 Apr 2017|Tags: , |

By Easton Smith   I was born in 1989, the same year that Francis Fukuyama published his essay, “The End of History?” The Berlin Wall fell that year, collapsing history (such a delicate thing, after all) underneath it. It was final: Liberal democracy and global capitalism were the inevitable tide to raise all boats. My whole [...]

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Typing Class

By | 2017-04-05T16:22:21+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Issue 19: 06 Apr 2017|Tags: , |

By Susan Elliott Brown A black, rectangular shield covers the keyboard and my hands like a censor hides nipples on TV. I type sample sentences, hundreds more words to go before the bell. When will the auditor perform the city audit? The fox and the bear jumped over the logs. The mayor mailed a letter to [...]

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When the Clock Was Smashed

By | 2017-04-05T16:21:13+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Categories: Issue 19: 06 Apr 2017|Tags: , , |

By Julia Stein Color Juarez White I was twenty, alone in Juarez and afraid in a white-walled clinic wearing a white paper gown. The illegal abortionist took from the drawer his metal rods, metal knife, metal spoon. I laid back on the hard, white table. The gas mask was put over my head. It was over. [...]

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