Transient Light

by Christina Springer A night manager accepts the moon’s detritus fills ‘n empties her. In battered women’s West Virginia, my shelter is deep down the hollow’s gaping crack. Past trailers like lice, crab grass, on blocks […]

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Flowers for the Wretched

Lady Liberty
your huddled masses have arrived
and we can’t breathe.
Lady Liberty
You need glasses

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The Complicated Risk: An Interview with Pedro X. Molina

If I love Nicaragua, I must criticize Nicaragua — Nicaragua, as a society, as a government —  because I care about it. … No healthy patriotism comes from the notion that the things you love are above critique. Where there is injustice, oppression, flawed systems within your society, country, government, religion, family, we must speak out.

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Tugging & Pulling: An Interview With Melissa Lozada-Oliva

“We are trying our best to bring forth every strand of Latinidad and also be able to put the idea of “Latinidad” under a microscope and criticize it and dig up its dirt and try to shut down anti-blackness. We’re starting to come to terms with the fact that Latinx isn’t a race, even if it is a marginalized group heavily targeted by the president. Everything is constantly redefining itself and it’s nice to be a part of the cycle.” 

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Diversidad y Unidad

For many of these writers, their Latinx identity and commitment to their craft are inseparable. Jiménez says she has been writing poetry for as long as she can remember — and being Latinx, being Puerto Rican, is a crucial part of that. “I think that’s the way most of us see our artmarking,” she says. “That’s just a part of who we are, and how we move in the world.”

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The Complicated Risk: An Interview with Pedro X. Molina
by  / June 11, 2020
If I love Nicaragua, I must criticize Nicaragua — Nicaragua, as a society, as a government —  because I care about it. ... No healthy patriotism comes from the notion that the things you love are above critique. Where there is injustice, oppression, flawed systems within your society, country, Read more... Read more...
Flowers for the Wretched
by  / June 11, 2020
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