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Elizabeth Romero: Album

Here are my two sons in 1968
In their father’s arms.
He looks harmless.
They look doubtful and uneasy.

December 15, 2021 · 3 Comments

Video: No Crying at the Dinner Table

Filmmaker Carol Nguyen interviews her own family to craft an emotionally complex and meticulously composed portrait of intergenerational trauma, grief, and secrets in this cathartic documentary about things left unsaid.

October 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

Edison Jennings: The Klansman

An uncle of mine was in the Klan,
but I was never told his name
because the Klan was trashy

September 9, 2021 · 4 Comments

David Huddle: Parable of the Same Scene Every Day for Years

Consider my mother gazing out her window
over the kitchen sink as she washes breakfast, lunch,
and dinner dishes for fifty-some years.

April 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

Matt Hohner: Cold Spring Lane

Seven years before she’d leave us, our family is still
growing. I am three…

June 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

John Samuel Tieman: Tintype

I was young when I shed my history like the skin of something unpleasant only later did I open my bureau drawer and go through the ancestors one at a … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 1 Comment

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