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Vegan Kitchen: Sweet Potato Taquitos with Cashew Cream

Recipe for Sweet Potato Taquitos Ingredients 2½ -3 cups chopped sweet potatoes (about 1 large or 2 medium sweet potatoes) 1 cup chopped carrots (about 3 medium carrots) 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup chopped red onion  1½ cups cooked black … Continue reading

May 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Rachel Hadas: Sourdough Starter

One batch of sourdough starter, it is said,
can trace its lineage generations back.
Each fresh loaf carries on the tangy smack…

May 28, 2022 · Leave a comment

Myisha Cherry: From the erotic to the political – the legacy of Audre Lorde

The feminist poet and scholar Audre Lorde left a legacy that my generation, women, people of colour and members of the LGBTQ community have widely and wisely embraced. And we still … Continue reading

May 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

William Carlos Williams: Sonnet in Search of an Author

Nude bodies like peeled logs
sometimes give off a sweetest
odor, man and woman

May 27, 2022 · Leave a comment

Lisa Arrastia: Letter to My Student Teachers on a Day of Yet Another School Mass Shooting in America

While some will call for greater discipline, more resource officers, and paying for “threat assessments,” I will call for love and uplift you, the teachers in public pre-k-12 schools.

May 26, 2022 · 1 Comment

Robert Wrigley: By the Edge of that Water

She wandered to him
through a crowd of thousands
before an outdoor concert by the Grateful Dead.

May 26, 2022 · Leave a comment

Robert Lipsyte: Where Are the Men?

I realized then that I was watching a raid. I felt ice water in my veins as I hurried to a telephone booth from which I could observe the cops closing in on the doctor’s office. What should I do? Warn the doctor? Less than an hour had passed since Maria had gone inside. If they aborted the abortion now, would that spare them criminal charges?

May 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Sandy Solomon: Pears, Lake, Sun

Pears on a sunlit ledge, flashes of lake,
how the poised world pressed itself
through the floating surface of that day,
how the manifest made its mark.

May 25, 2022 · Leave a comment

Phyllis Bennis, Richard Falk: Americans must demand a credible investigation into Shireen Abu Akleh’s killing

If our tax dollars are furnishing the weapons that kill journalists and other innocents, that’s not just an international crime — it’s against U.S. law, too.

May 24, 2022 · 4 Comments

Kristofer Collins: Looking at the Lake

Where are your
wonderful ideas now? All ten thousand
of them, each one a tiny grain you
let loose in this world.

May 24, 2022 · Leave a comment

Derrick Z. Jackson: Roe v. Wade Draft Bodes Ill for Air, Wetlands and EPA

If Alito’s draft remains the foundation of the court’s final ruling, then he is also likely prepared to let white-run industry off the hook for fouling the land, air, rivers, and lakes, poisoning communities, which today are disproportionately of color.

May 23, 2022 · 3 Comments

Danielle DeTiberus: Selection Pressures

Only a man, 
standing in line at Lowe’s, red leaf blower and blue 
electrical tape in his cart. Unlike the lizard, 
we can imagine his dreams.

May 23, 2022 · 1 Comment

Doug Anderson: Be Whole Again Beyond Confusion

The young blame us for everything that is wrong
with the world, as if we’d plotted it that way
just to torment them, as if poisoned
the very land we’re standing on. Some of us did.

May 22, 2022 · 4 Comments

Richard Deming: Struth’s unpeopled photos evoke the loneliness of urban life

  Sixth Avenue at 50th Street (1978) by Thomas Struth  I’m making my way across lower Manhattan on an early May afternoon, my mask snug and my glasses quickly fogging … Continue reading

May 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

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