Well, many of us are waiting for tomorrow with…bated breath?…to hear 45’s new Supreme Court nominee. It sound like it’s going to be a decision between bad, terrible, and horrifying.
You may have seen Ms. Magazine‘s newly-revived “Daring to Remember” series to which people are submitting their stories of what it was like to have an abortion as an American pre-Roe v. Wade. Reading some of these stories, we are reminded of what we could, seemingly easily, return to.
I am also publishing—albeit on a much smaller scale—a compilation of resistance. If you’re a poet of what Martin Espada has called “the political imagination,” and if you see this before July 15th, 2018, I hope that you’ll consider submitting a few poems to our call for submissions on the theme of “shelter.”
Here are a few other random things that have caught my eye this month:
- This really interesting interview with queer performance artist JD Samson about “stone as material and metaphor.”
- “100 Things About Writing a Novel” by Alexander Chee. I love the form of this piece.
- Chaka Khan’s new single!
- No usual list poem. Check out “Lost in America” by Nikki Wallschlaeger. We need poems like this right now.
- I don’t usually post links with a paywall, but I did want to share this write-up about the lasting relevance of Stone Butch Blues, which enjoys its 25th anniversary this year.
- “When I am in a restaurant or bar, I watch/women listening.” Sometimes you run into a perfect poem. This is one to hold onto. Read “Listening” by Elizabeth Hoover.
- I have not yet read the much-discussed Four Reincarnations by Max Ritvo, but there was a lot I really liked in this review by Julian Gewirtz.
- This poem by Lucas Crawford about the TV show “Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives” is strange and delightful.