Violence

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See All Of It: On Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore’s Sketchtasy by Corinne Manning
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 A novel about queer rage, the 1990s club scene, and the intricacies of healing. 

Justice as Joy: Lacy M. Johnson Interviewed by Jennifer Baker
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The writer on surviving assault, deepening our standards for justice, and resisting forgiveness as the only way to move through pain.

Illustration and Language: Caitlin Keogh Interviewed by Caroline Elbaor
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Painting the fragmented body.

One Unsettling Night in a Bar: Angela Washko’s The Game: The Game by Daniella LaGaccia
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Building empathy through simulated pickup artistry.

The Bald Sparrow by Vi Khi Nao
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The professor reads the submissions with his hand cradling his sparrow and when he reaches hers, he masturbates profusely, rubbing his sparrow’s feathers until it is nearly bald.

Three Poems by Diana Arterian
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Vast plates shifted littler ones / with constant sounds and heat terrible / Then there was a cleft and so a river

I Took to the Streets by Shelly Oria
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I tried Al on like a suit and he didn’t fit. In the crotch area, excess fabric hung loose, like disappointment.

Lidia Yuknavitch by Porochista Khakpour

Writing with the body as her touchstone, the novelist channels a woman warrior in The Book of Joan.

A Punch in 4/4 Time by Valerie Tevere & Angel Nevarez
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On the day of POTUS 45’s inauguration, alt-right front man Richard Spencer was punched in the face during an interview for Australian television.

We Are Orlando by niv Acosta
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 ”Orlando is a queer AND racial issue AFTER a gun control, Islamophobia, and mental health issue.”

We Are Orlando by Corrine Fitzpatrick
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“We need a new word, because neither ‘hate’ nor ‘terror’ will suffice.”

We Are Orlando by Gerard & Kelly
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“I don’t know how to pray so I cry.”

We Are Orlando by Carlos Motta
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“Queerness is a political force powered by anger.”

Josef Kaplan’s Poem Without Suffering by Ted Dodson
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Josef Kaplan’s latest book, Poem Without Suffering, is a long poem that begins in medias res then follows, in forensic detail, the trajectory of a bullet through the bodies of two children.

The Necessary Rage by Scott Esposito
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On Iván Repila’s The Boy Who Stole Attila’s Horse

Mark Doten & Peter Dimock
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“People struggling to control language, control conversation, literally to control the world.”

Pierre Guyotat by Noura Wedell
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The French writer speaks to his translator about his latest autobiographical novel to appear in English. Titled In the Deep, it deals with the link between desire and his early literary output, as well as the effect of his Catholic upbringing and World War II on his imagination.

Joshua Oppenheimer by Pamela Cohn
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The Look of Silence, and the price of forgiveness.

Two Poems by Danniel Schoonebeek
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The suit I wore the day I was born

Four Poems by Brandon Shimoda & Lydia Anne McCarthy
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Without forgetting
I am a child

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