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A Public Sphere for Poetry, Politics, and Nature

Doug Anderson: Illness

there’s nothing
but being lost in the wind

July 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

Tamika C.B. Zapolski, Ukamaka M. Oruche: Racism in Healthcare System Is Costing Black Lives

As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps across the U.S, African Americans are contracting the illness—and dying from it—at rates twice as high as the general population.

July 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

Danny Sjursen: Undercover Patriots

Trump, Tulsa, and the Rise of Military Dissent

July 13, 2020 · 1 Comment

Rebecca Elson: Antidotes to Fear of Death

Sometimes as an antidote
To fear of death,
I eat the stars.

July 13, 2020 · 3 Comments

Elizabeth Svoboda: Extolling the Virtues of the Hunter-Gatherer Lifestyle

In “Civilized to Death,” Christopher Ryan argues that our nomadic ancestors were better off than we are today.

July 12, 2020 · Leave a comment

Abby Zimet: John Prine as Tender Poet

“If his songs were allowed to exist in the world—so simply written, so profoundly beautiful —surely there was room for other good, decent things, too.”

July 11, 2020 · 2 Comments

James Wright: Trying to Pray

This time, I have left my body behind me, crying
In its dark thorns.

July 10, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ari Honarvar: When Savoring a Pleasant Moment is a Radical Act

And then someone from another rooftop shouted a verse of Rumi’s poetry into the clear night air.

July 10, 2020 · 1 Comment

Ed Bieber: All At Once

After weeks of waiting patiently
for the first dandelion to appear,
we opened our door on a shocking
sea of vibrant, yellow, near-stemless
lion’s teeth.

July 9, 2020 · Leave a comment

Margaret Atwood, Noam Chomsky, Wynton Marsalis, et al: A Letter on Justice and Open Debate

As writers we need a culture that leaves us room for experimentation, risk taking, and even mistakes. We need to preserve the possibility of good-faith disagreement without dire professional consequences.

July 9, 2020 · 4 Comments

Derrick Z. Jackson: Republican lawmakers’ familiar blame game hangs COVID’s spread on young people

Damn Kids!

July 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

Martin Pengelly: In new book niece explains how Trump became Trump

Donald Trump’s extraordinary character and outrageous behaviour were shaped by his high-functioning sociopathic father during childhood, according to Mary Trump’s new book.

July 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

William Petri, MD: What doctors know about lingering symptoms of coronavirus

Here is a summary of what is known today about recovering from COVID-19, as well as what to expect from lingering effects.

July 6, 2020 · Leave a comment

Video: Revolution

Revolution is comprised of 7 vignettes where individuals talk, discuss how being Black has impacted them and what the word revolution means to them.

July 4, 2020 · 1 Comment

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