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"Birth, School, Work, Death": Contents & Contributors for Summer/Fall 2019.

“Birth, School, Work, Death”: Contents & Contributors for Summer/Fall 2019.

We present our Summer/Fall 2019 issue–“Birth, School, Work, Death” … Four phases of life, with the beauty in the details. If you wish, you can go to the Table of Contents and Contributors’ Notes on Medium here: Contents. All of our features are published there, too. Here’s what you’ll find in this issue … All...
“I Got Grown,” a memoir by Joe Milan, Jr.

“I Got Grown,” a memoir by Joe Milan, Jr.

A young man starts his working life where others’ lives end. “We worked well together. We hustled. We batched. We finished our tasks quickly, all the while head-banging to Alice in Chains or nodding to the Ray Brown Trio. I thought I’d finally found my stride.” Kachina doll class. Photograph by Chad Hunt.  I Got Grown In the year...
"Work: Savannah Roots," a poem by Ron Smith.

“Work: Savannah Roots,” a poem by Ron Smith.

Breaking through the Southern heat. “… we never lifted our eyes from the depths till the boss man said Lunch and the world came back …” To enjoy this feature as a broadside, drag the image below to your desktop. Or scroll down to read in plain text. Work: Savannah Roots                ...
“I [Hard-Clenched Knuckle-Forward Fist] New York,” an essay by George Choundas.

“I [Hard-Clenched Knuckle-Forward Fist] New York,” an essay by George Choundas.

Working the streets. “When his mouth stills, Prophet fixes Boy with a glare …” This city is full of fights. * * * There is the man across the sidewalk from the East 86th Street Cinemas. He sells cheap wallets and phone cases and handbags. Early fifties, paunchy, shirt untucked. His beard is fitful. It’s had...
"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 —...