Issue 26: 25 May 2017

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deity’s daughter

By | 2017-06-01T08:05:20+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Categories: Issue 26: 25 May 2017|Tags: , , |

By Nikia Chaney memories are like the ringing of bells sharp bells she hangs on the trees on the hair of her little girl the little girl who shakes her braids to feel cool beads bang on the ear the shoulder blade we walk to catch sweat and dew in the morning sweat and salt and [...]

familial observation

By | 2017-05-24T11:14:23+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Categories: Issue 26: 25 May 2017|Tags: , , |

by Amanda N. Butler The family that rallied against my first molester is the same that voted for the man who said he could grab me by the pussy.   Amanda N. Butler is the author of two chapbooks, Tableau Vivant (dancing girl press, 2015) and effercrescent, to be published this fall by the same press. Her poetry has [...]

Reflections on Trump, Torture and Camus’ The Rebel

By | 2017-05-26T12:49:42+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Categories: Issue 26: 25 May 2017|Tags: , , , , |

By Karen Malpede   It will get worse. Much worse with the Trump Administration fully in place. The Cabinet from hell, a collection of incompetents, racists, sexists, fossil fuel and other business moguls, Islamophobes, and ignoramuses, is in a slow, agonizing process of confirmation, one by one, against widespread civil protest and principled opposition from most [...]

Border Children on the News

By | 2017-05-24T11:12:47+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Categories: Issue 26: 25 May 2017|Tags: , , |

By Laura Grace Weldon Frantic families send their children past drug runners and thieves, through deserts, on tops of freight trains, over 1,700 miles seeking refuge at our border. Tonight, we tweeze sushi into our mouths under a blast of chilled Happy Hour air. Screens broadcast dark-eyed children behind chain link fences while protestors chant Go [...]