Poetry

“Dear Scared White Man”

Last Wednesday was the one year anniversary of the mass shooting in Atlanta, where six…

Truth

He kept his pen To the right side of his pocket Closer to his heart…

Self Portrait with Other People’s Self Portraits

I Self Portrait, Minna Wright Citron I spend ninety minutes searching every possible combination of…

HOMELAND (Батьківщина)

barely dawn his wife wails his name    anguish in the echo his babies cry…

“Composing a Country”

Here is a country. It remembers Chernobyl, the Holodomor, Babyn Yar, dissidents, the light-up red…

New Narnia

Outdoor Dining spro u t e d This winter Space Heaters are a Fad Water…

Dear Young People, Love Society

Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels, You’re not hungry, you’re just bored Fasted for…

The Postman

Even now I sense a gentle flutter,  mild anticipation at the mailbox,  my earnest sentry…

Dystopian Justice

The accused stands in the witness box on  day 198 for the New Era  having…

An Appeal for Truth

How do you disappear a people? Take away their food; it’s simple. Remove them from…

Chasing gratitude: A Thanksgiving ode to us all

November brings thoughts of closure and completion – sometimes willing and sometimes imposed – as…

Adoptee Games

Rage and Grief are playing hide and seek. Rage covers its eyes and counts to…

A Search for Ancestors

Down narrow corridors of the Muskowekwan School for Indigenous Children, we enter the nightmare of…

Making sense of life -and death; Or die trying, anyway!

We think of death as merely the opposite of life and in a fundamental and…

Venerable August and its captives

August – named after Roman emperor Augustus Caesar – with its loaded name arrives carrying…