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Identity

Identity

Endless Shards of Jazz For a Brutal World still
By LeRoy Kangalee, Nina Fleck

The defiant face of a spirit heavy.

Violent Current art
By Mateo Lara

Elemental stress storms, mercurial sensation strikes, and tidal tantrums—the restive and the ready move.

Endless Shards of Jazz For a Brutal World still
By LeRoy Kangalee

With an atrocity ancient and a wound permanent.

See My Dreams Come True poster art
By Vernon Jordan III

A lyrical lament that gently reaches for the sublime.

Nahum N. Welang art
By Nahum Welang

Though the continental context may change, the fixation on stereotypes, archetypes, and harmful assumptions persist.

Breathe Easy by Dan Carpenter, story art
By Dan Carpenter

Orientation, gender, and ethnic identity—liberated movement and the hope for an easy moment.

Filigree Cosmic III, 2016 by Mauricio Paz Viola, detail
By Ariana Landeira

Filaments and flares enliven the spirit, the cosmic tug and an existential melt-up reifies the mind.

Hope's Great Labor art
By Alex Brueggeman

All of humanity dropped the ball on morality. But who will care enough to pick it back up?

Filigree Cosmic III, 2016 by Mauricio Paz Viola meta image
By Mauricio Paz Viola

Lips like sugar eclipses.

Filigree Cosmic II, 2016 by Mauricio Paz Viola meta image
By Mauricio Paz Viola

A ghost in the human machine.

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