July 21, 2016

Ekphrastic Challenge, June 2016: Artist’s Choice   Photograph: “Go Your Own Way” by James Croal Jackson. “I Don’t Understand Poetry” was written by Jill Talbot for Rattle’s Ekphrastic Challenge, June 2016, and selected by Jackson as the Artist’s Choice winner. … Continue reading

July 13, 2016

Chanel Brenner TO THE FRUSTRATED MOTHER IN STARBUCKS WITH HER THREE-YEAR-OLD SON Don’t worry, this will end. One day, he will stop hitting you when he’s mad, his hands swatting at your face like a short-circuited robot. One day, he … Continue reading

July 12, 2016

Nordette N. Adams DIGITAL ANTHROPOLOGISTS FIND OUR HASHTAGS Dear #AltonSterling,             Your face reminds me of my brother. My son. My older cousin, Van. My first boyfriend, the only one whoever asked me to a … Continue reading

July 11, 2016

Allan Aquino FOR YUMI SAKUGAWA inkings and instincts: i touch you, yumi, through screens, through wall posts and blog pages: in such modern times, i know not when i’ll see you, hear you, or kiss you: i’m with you online, … Continue reading

July 8, 2016

Resa Alboher A FEW MORE NOTES ON MY FALL FROM THE MIDDLE CLASS At The Rumpus reading the other night Stephen Elliot asked, Does anyone have any questions about sex work or are you thinking about doing sex work? There … Continue reading