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Resilience

Resilience

Abuses Amended art
By Jessica Edwards

Indignities and exploitation are righted with sharp words and a blunt defense.

America is Weeping art
By Diana Franco

Barbarism is given free rein in a gun-happy nation.

Curative art
By Karen V. Garrison

Lyrical elixirs for the ailing soul.

Hollow Threats art
By Mary Gustafson

The nightmares forbid forgetting.

Philosophia: The Red Queen art
By Tania Escobedo

Ascended and with a reliable rule, the queen knows her worth.

For The Dead and Dying art
By Zahra Gordon

A lament for those in and beyond the passage from here to there.

Yellawoman poetry art
By Jessica Gallion

On the margins and in darkness, the survivor takes adversity as a necessity for growth.

Wounded Weepers by Malak Mattar
By Malak Mattar

An ocular stigmata begets a river of bloody tears.

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Flash Fiction Contest
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.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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