Essay from Jeff Rasley

A Modest Proposal to Cure what Ails the Body Politic in Facebook A house divided against itself cannot stand.” Abraham Lincoln The almost-deadly attack by a gunman at a Republican baseball practice on June 14th briefly focused national attention on the dangerous level political polarization has reached in the US. But it’s been trending upward […]

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J.K. Durick reviews Dale Wiley’s novel The Intern

The Intern: Chasing Murderers, Hookers, and Senators Across DC Wasn’t In The Job Description by Dale Wiley, published by Vesuvian Books, 2016. The Intern is an entertaining novel, a novel that employs all the elements and devices we associate with its genre, the conspiracy-thriller. Trent Norris, the first-person narrator, main character is, just as the […]

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Poetry from Mahbub

  A Shining Beauty On Her Face   Beauty was sparking on her face It was shining in dark night The moon light failed It was she, my beloved, my heart Though she hardly pay any heed to my words But I fell in love Could not think others without her She was in my […]

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Poetry from Gale Acuff

Future Perfect I say my prayers every night, first the Lord’s, which we say in Sunday School and Miss Hooker leads it. I’m in love with her and I’ll marry her one day even though she’s 25 or so and I’m just 9 and that’s sixteen years’ difference if my take-away is right, and even […]

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Essay from Kahlil Crawford

I’ll never forget my first adult glimpse of Lake Champlain and New Hampshire’s White Mountains. The sight captivated me to the point of postponing my trip to Montreal, so as to explore the state of Vermont – a spacious museum of pristine nature and “New English” culture. Being a Chicagoan curious about small-town America and […]

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Christopher Bernard’s novel Amor i Kaos: Beginning

This is  a novel that we’ll serialize each month until we reach the end. Amor i Kaos A novel By Christopher Bernard This novel is dedicated to the memory of the Spanish novelist Juan Goytisolo (1931−2017), whose example has given many the courage to follow the drive of imagination and desire wherever it leads, in […]

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Poetry from Keith Landrum

An Example Of War save your money don’t throw it away on me there’s plenty of others out there trying to make a buck or some shit whatever they are in too save it you’ll need it later maybe you need it now I don’t know shit about anything I just call ’em as I see […]

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