In deeper waters / were hairtail, and cuttlefish. Hairtail were called knife fish / in my language. If you’re shipwrecked, some say, / knife fish are the first… More
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Douglass Mackey, also known as “Ricky Vaughn,” was convicted today of the charge of Conspiracy Against Rights. Mackey sent fraudulent messages encouraging supporters of Hillary Clinton to “vote” via text message or social media which was legally invalid. https://www.justice.gov/usao-edny/pr/social-media-influencer-douglass-mackey-convicted-election-interference-2016
In "Unsealed," a new #WorksOfJustice column delving deep into the mail that our Prison and Justice Writing Program receives daily from incarcerated writers, PEN America's @JessAbolafia_ describes getting a letter that arrived torn in half. Read more: https://pen.org/unsealed-severed-sentences.
TFW heroes lift up your book! ! 😮😭😊OMG you guys!
Thank you @JoyVBehar & @TheView for amplifying the voice of Speak, for supporting survivors of sexual violence, and the kids who want to read books about the real world. Thanks for speaking up against fascist book banners! 🇺🇸♥️ https://twitter.com/TheView/status/1641953525562478592