Issue 40: 14 Sep 2017

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After Charlottesville

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By Nancy Dunlop And may one be happy in the face of bad things? And may one make art or knit or bake a bundt cake in the face of bad things? And may one have a hopeful meditative life, a restful prayer life, an active inner life in the face of bad things? And may [...]

Patriarchal Palaver and Politics

By | 2017-09-13T16:05:27+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Categories: Issue 40: 14 Sep 2017|Tags: , , |

By Chinyere Onyekwere   Kpotuba sweated profusely as she climbed the ten dilapidated steps to Nigeria's Independent National Electoral Commission notice board. She looked for her name on the sample ballot, and its absence shocked her, rendered her huge undulating body immobile. She fought back tears of humiliation when a group of certified male contenders snickered [...]

Then There I Was

By | 2017-09-13T14:58:16+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Categories: Issue 40: 14 Sep 2017|Tags: , |

By Harry Youtt Then there I was, cold again, flipping tossed blankets and a moist sheet back over, and wishing for another, knowing this time it must be the fever leaving; this time it might be finally over, hearing at last the caw of the morning crow that’s made the night worth listening through in spite [...]

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Introducing our newest poetry editor, Laura Orem

By | 2017-09-13T14:57:04+00:00 September 14th, 2017|Categories: Issue 40: 14 Sep 2017|Tags: , |

Writers Resist is delighted—again—to introduce a new poetry editor: Laura Orem is joining Ruth Nolan in our pursuit of resistance poetry. Laura is a poet, essayist and visual artist. She's the author of Resurrection Biology (Finishing Line Press 2017) and the chapbook Castrata: a Conversation (Finishing Line Press 2014). Laura received an MFA in Writing and Literature from Bennington College [...]

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