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"The Art of Living with the Unacceptable," an essay by Miranda Perrone.

“The Art of Living with the Unacceptable,” an essay by Miranda Perrone.

The ballast of civil disobedience … “It is possible to break the law without being disobedient, and to disobediently follow it.” Sixshooter Peaks, Bears Ears National Monument. Bob Wick, U.S. Bureau of Land Management. – This feature is also available, in slightly different format, on Medium. – The Art of Living with the Unacceptable —...
Contributor News: Paisley Rekdal's new book, "The Broken Country," evaluates Vietnam's legacy. Paisley will appear at Chautauqua in August--details below!

Contributor News: Paisley Rekdal’s new book, “The Broken Country,” evaluates Vietnam’s legacy. Paisley will appear at Chautauqua in August–details below!

     One of our most widely beloved contributors, prolific poet and nonfiction writer Paisley Rekdal, has not only published another book (and a great one!) but also scheduled a remarkable event at the Chautauqua Institution for this August–one of no doubt *broad* appeal.      The book is The Broken Country: On Trauma, a Crime, and...
2017 in Review: “Unite with Love, Resist with Love,” and the evolution of a politically motivated painting. By Jonathan Machen.

2017 in Review: “Unite with Love, Resist with Love,” and the evolution of a politically motivated painting. By Jonathan Machen.

“Unite with Love, Resist with Love is this man’s message to the political and religious conservatives of our time who deny women’s rights. It asserts that science is real and that all humans matter — all bodies matter, however they choose to live.”   Editors’ Note: Unite with Love, Resist with Love is a love letter full of pain,...
New Pages reviews our "Maps & Legends."

New Pages reviews our “Maps & Legends.”

Thanks  to  NEW  PAGES  for the  thoughtful  review  of  our summer  2016  issue, with special  praise  for  essays  by   Julie Anderson and Bea Chang, a poem by Ron Smith, and Bradley Dicharry’s photo essay featuring vernacular sign design (see some of his images with this post).     * Read the full review here. And enjoy...
Speaking about Submissions ... New Themes Announced!

Speaking about Submissions … New Themes Announced!

Gentle contributors, present and future! We’ve been in a reading frenzy these days. We are reveling in the submissions currently on Submittable and looking forward to what we might find for our next themes: *Rivals & Players  *Birth, School, Work, Death *It’s a Sunshine Day (new!) *Control (new!) Read more about these themes below. *...