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Essays

Essays

Filigree cosmic 2016 by Mauricio Paz Viola, detail
By Addie Citchens

Intergenerational reflection allows for a gracious emancipation.

Black-On-Black Crime is a Myth
By Craig Davidson

A tired, bigotry-veiled argument is fittingly upended.

I Died at 27, The New Engagement, Short Story
By Sam Desmond

A personal and harrowing account of despair and self-acceptance.

By Brian Alessandro

Why write? Why make art? Why make meaning? Why not?

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On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

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