Thirty-One Visual Poems by John M. Bennett
John M. Bennett has published over 400 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. He has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues. He was editor and publisher of Lost and Found Times (1975-2005), and is Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. His work, publications, and papers are collected in several major institutions, including Washington University (St. Louis), SUNY Buffalo, The Ohio State University, The Museum of Modern Art, and other major libraries.
Three Poems by Allie Marini Batts
"when my body meets
another body after last call, whiskey-soaked,
a cocktail napkin shredded— fibers like the peel of chapped lips"
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a short poetry-movie by Glen Armstrong
Glen Armstrong holds an MFA in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and teaches writing at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. He also edits a poetry journal called Cruel Garters.
"Revolution vs. Rationalization: The Militarization of the Police and The Death of Rebellion"
by Willis Gordon
"Those people need to stop making trouble."
"Why would you loot from your own community? How stupid."
"How come when a white person gets killed by the cops it never makes the news?"
"I wish they'd stop making this a race issue."
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Fighting Sex Trafficking or Punishing Women? A New Law Shows That Police and Prisons are not a Solution to Sex Trafficking"
by Jordan Flaherty
'It appears police did not have enough evidence to even support a prostitution charge—according to police reports, the woman would not "guarantee sexual contact" in person. She was charged with "promoting prostitution" a misdemeanor. Because of the new law, she was initially charged with sex trafficking, apparently because she was accused of advertising sexual services online, even if she didn't offer them in person.'
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Two Short Stories by Meg Tuite
"Nelson lies in bed at night and wonders what has confused his damn kids. He has never hidden anything. Did he kill someone? Never. There is no evidence of anything. He adjusts his sleeping apparatus. They told him he hasn't been breathing for years in the research lab. Now, that is something to hear. Blasts of oxygen are flushed in through his nostrils while he sleeps. He has had a few good years without nightmares."
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