Coming to Terms with a Lifetime of Trauma While in Prison Personal Essay - “The hyper-masculine environment of a prison creates additional impediments. Inmates fear that any sign of weakness might lead another inmate to take advantage, another reason not to speak openly with others. Sexual abuse is at the top of the list of things prisoners will not talk about.” Darrell Jackson 11/12/2023
You Tread on My Dreams Personal Essay - “Allow me to be unambiguous: I am no one’s BIPOC mannequin. I am a person foremost and not a skin color, and I will not be cheapened nor reduced. I am not marginalized, and I need no special treatment. I refuse your categories.” Calan Panchoo 11/6/2023
One Little, Two Little, Three Little Indians Poetry - “There’s also a roadside historical marker/noting the massacre of the Lee family/by ‘an Indian war party’ in 1782.” W. D. Ehrhart 11/4/2023
Excerpt: “Red Hands” Fiction - “It had taken an earthquake for me to see Ceausescu greed as it really was, and I knew how bad these excesses would look to my countrymen.” Colin W. Sargent 10/30/2023
Prima Facie Poetry - “‘Sometimes all a man needs is a horizon/in which to vanish,’ I thought.” Thomas Townsley 10/29/2023
Like Hosea Poetry - “Or was it the Living God/Who did do this,/And not Hosea?” Youlika Masry 10/22/2023
Dying in Amsterdam Poetry - “What magnificent coordination. A ballet/on wheels. Impossible, but there it was/day after rainy day, not one collision.” W. D. Ehrhart 10/15/2023
From Town Bloody Hall to 2023: A Tale of Two Debates on Women’s Liberation Criticism - “Avoiding these truly current, red hot issues, the women speak past each other.” Amelia Buzzard 10/3/2023
With Action, Gran Turismo Crosses the Finish Line. With Drama, Not So Much Criticism - “On the basis of viscerality alone, Gran Turismo is worth the price of admission for the two-hour cruise along.” Marko Ladan 9/25/2023
Un Carro Triste: A Melancholic Car Poetry - “We must take the language/by surprise;/seal its every utterance/with a kiss or tear…” Youlika Masry 9/15/2023
On the Road to Damascus Poetry - “So here I am in the Radnor Township/Police Department Drunk Tank/in a white paper jumpsuit, shoelaces/removed to be sure I don’t hang myself…” W. D. Ehrhart 9/13/2023
Dictionary Poetry - “Sometimes—in the middle of fair night—/when disobedient moon turns vandal/and violently rips off the bolts/of my window-shutters, my eyelids…” Youlika Masry 8/30/2023
Bird Life: A Triptych Poetry - “No thought, as that of mine, to complete the bare/Purpose of their being, which is to feed and breed,/Become another edible, leave another seed.” Harold Jones 8/26/2023
Mark Goldblatt and the Art of Persuasion Criticism - “I cannot argue with his characterization of Foucault, Derrida, and Barthes as a ‘triumvirate of stooges,’ but with me, he is preaching to the choir. How will he convince the postmodernists?” Melissa Knox 8/16/2023
Doing the Woke Personal Essay - “The more these women agreed to be shamed for their ‘whiteness,’ the more I wondered why doing so made them feel ethical. Feeling shame makes nobody ethical. Just uncomfortable.” Melissa Knox 7/26/2023
Review: “Yellowface” by R.F. Kuang Criticism - “Yellowface has its strengths. Kuang is terrific when parodying the loathsome impulses of social media and book reviewers. She also offers wisdom about the publishing industry and the inner life of a writer.” Madeleine Jones 7/21/2023