Interrogating the Status Quo

In an era where powerful men are being toppled and long-held notions of “acceptable behavior” are changing, writers remind us that the rules governing language are also not free… More

Narrative Through Community

Our communities are being polarized and manipulated with competing notions of the truth…How do we address these divisions of outright truth and lie? Research provides a necessary starting point. More

This Is Not a Good News Story

What gets coded as what, and how, seems an almost week-to-week question posed in our media and discourse…There are tangible consequences to the language and narratives we use. More

Toward New Symbols and Platforms

Interrogating our national symbols is necessary to disrupting and dismantling power, but so is erecting new symbols and stories, or rather amplifying and holding space for stories that have… More

The Invisible Work Around You

Those of us who are documented have a responsibility to put ourselves on the line, while still centering the stories and voices of those who are most at risk. More

Rereading & Rewriting Crime

We can respond to this crisis as a literary community by centering and seriously considering the work that casts prison, prisoners, and the prison state/industry in new light. More