March 25, 2022

The Mark E. Smith ‘Guide to Writing’ Guide

The Mark E. Smith 'Guide to Writing' Guide The Fall, the notorious English post-punk founded in 1976, were known for their protean ways—often changing styles from album to album. (They recorded 32 studio albums over… Continue Reading

March 25, 2022

“The Wide Ocean” by Pablo Neruda

The Wide Ocean Ocean, if you were to give, a measure, a ferment, a fruit of your gifts and destructions, into my hand, I would choose your far-off repose, your contour of steel, your vigilant… Continue Reading

March 18, 2022

“Sugar” by Tina Chang

Sugar The universe breathed through my mouthwhen I read the first chapter of patience.I held the book away from my bodywhen the illustrations became life-like: the kite flew over the grass, a child tumbleddown a… Continue Reading

March 11, 2022

“For Calling the Spirit Back from Wandering the Earth in Its Human Feet” by Joy Harjo

For Calling the Spirit Back from Wandering the Earth in Its Human Feet Put down that bag of potato chips, that white bread, that bottle of pop. Turn off that cellphone, computer, and remote control.… Continue Reading

March 4, 2022

“Peace Is This Moment Without Judgment” by Dorothy Hunt

Peace Is This Moment Without Judgment Do you think peace requires an end to war?Or tigers eating only vegetables?Does peace require an absence fromyour boss, your spouse, yourself?...Do you think peace will come some other… Continue Reading