Issue 55: 08 Feb 2918

/Issue 55: 08 Feb 2918

Testimony

By | 2018-02-07T09:38:43+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Issue 55: 08 Feb 2918|Tags: , |

By Lynne Handy I smell it— testosterone bones the very air I breathe, raping seas and waterways, regulating wombs and ovaries, paring healthcare to a nub. I smell it in warlords’ jizzy elbow-rubs, in stilled dissent and parody; in decay of human brain cells, contempt for learning. It is strongest in the threat of nuclear cinders [...]

Stand Up, Kneel Down

By | 2018-02-06T17:53:17+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Issue 55: 08 Feb 2918|Tags: , , |

By Israel Francisco Haros Lopez   Artist's statement: "Stand Up, Kneel Down," digital art, was made to speak to the historical connection of Colin Kaepernick's act, to speak to the issues that continue to plague our communities. His kneeling and those actions that have followed suit will stand in history as a moment when a peaceful [...]

Administration Rumination

By | 2018-02-07T09:39:34+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Issue 55: 08 Feb 2918|Tags: , |

By Kathy Douglas   I step over the cracks trying not to break my mother’s back while news accelerates to sideshow with Prez T as the bearded lady and Melania in the wrong place, wrong time. Time starts to taste like wormwood and rue, sour herb of grace, and climate change parodies itself in debates over how [...]

Just a Test?

By | 2018-02-07T09:56:15+00:00 February 8th, 2018|Categories: Issue 55: 08 Feb 2918|Tags: , |

By Rick Blum   Rennh rennh rennh rudely interrupted Nora Jones, causing my stomach to clench like a sprung trap – something that hadn’t happened since Susan Soloway and I were sent to her basement while a siren blared at the fire station a few miles from our otherwise tranquil neighborhood. [This was the late fifties, [...]