Issue 35: 10 Aug 2017

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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 [...]