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Gerard Robledo: Off Brand Man

No woman
can resist a man who cooks for them,
my brother said. It’s your only hope to find love

November 22, 2022 · 2 Comments

Video: Grace & Dignity

This video is about faces and bodies and how we move them, which is far, far more important than we realize. This crazy journey begins with Audrey Hepburn, runs through German and Chinese philosophy, and, by various and sundry routes, arrives back at each and every one of us.

November 14, 2021 · 2 Comments

Adrie Kusserow: Breathe With Me Barbie

Every day, the girls, named after the colors of cows,
pour Barbie body parts from the plastic bag

May 26, 2021 · 2 Comments

Andrew Reginald Hairston: Husky Boy

I employed humor and wit to distract from my large size…

May 15, 2021 · 1 Comment

Sharon Fagan McDermott: The Body Dreams Itself

into an avenue of steam, the streetlights glow a slick sheen. And down this road, this August night thick as wet wool, a car rattles. The body dreams itself heavy, … Continue reading

October 8, 2018 · Leave a comment

Djelloul Marbrook: The Body Language of Poetry

Don’t gesticulate with your hands or make faces when speaking, the teachers at my British boarding school told me. It’s vulgar. I’m sure that this enjoinder at such an impressionable … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · 35 Comments

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