A Banned Books Wrap Up

This September, PEN American Center reached out to writers, editors, literary illuminati, and PEN staff to write about the banned books that matter to them most. Below you’ll find… More

On Alice Walker’s The Color Purple

I live in a world that resounds with stories of young girls being raped, experiencing first love, where court systems rule against poor blacks and further commit violence against… More

A Few Ideas from My Black Box

A Few Ideas from My Black BoxOrange crush. No, blue field.Wait, green ember. Maybe red beam.In-any-case yellow. Possibly,Netherworld gray. Quivering purple?Skylark white. Taking out the trashbeneath a shuddering sadness… More

Ari Banias: Two Poems

And soon it will rain, and we / will be down in the grass again. / A blade of grass gets thirsty; / it’s nice to think we could… More

Aufgabe: Salvadoran Poetry Feature

Here in this silence that gives cathedrals no solace / resplendent machetes that bore no bitterness transit still / ring. / How many of our priests warned of… More

The Holiday Special

When the impulse for introspection strikes, turn to the small presses and journals that this month offer a wonderful bounty to liven up the winter landscape. Not to mention… More

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