The New Engagement literature and art journal celebrates the voices of the Latinx (the gender-neutral term for Latino - Latina) community. We are honored to serve as a home for stories, essays, poems, plays, films, paintings, illustrations, and photography that investigate and reveal facets of Latinx culture, whether from the United States, Central or South America, or the Caribbean.
"Welcome! Welcome! ¡Bien venidos y bien venidas!" Veering between English and Spanish, Adriana Garriga-Lopez's poetry collection, "Ratchet of The Earth," explores unhinged colonialism, cultural violation, and self-referential paralysis through the lens of a Puerto Rican dominatrix. Original illustration by Tim Sullivan.
A business trip invites observations of countless injustices and ruminations on systemic oppressions.
Womanhood—impermeable and fortified—takes anchor into a tempestuous, hostile world.
Filaments and flares enliven the spirit, the cosmic tug and an existential melt-up reifies the mind.
A clean getaway from the past proves more formidable than originally thought.