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What Is A Criminal? – Anthology Forthcoming 2022

“What Is a Criminal?” is a collection of essays by people who have knowledge of the U.S. criminal justice system from various perspectives—including people who have been incarcerated, people working in law and law enforcement, and scholarly researchers. It will be published by Routledge in 2022 Read More

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Hunger – Atlas + Alice

Take two pieces of Wonder Bread, Classic White. Place them side by side on a dessert plate. In a small, black, cast-iron frying pan, toss a healthy slab of butter. Two tablespoons. Three if you dare! Turn the flame on low. While the butter melts, take a paring knife to a Hershey’s Milk Chocolate bar. Hold…

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If You Ask – Bending Genres

It’s just a small cloth bag with a zipper that no longer zips. Teal, gray-blue, blue-green—even cranberry—small chevrons in white. A navy rhombus holds a smaller red rhombus, clean lines, sharp angles in space. You know it’s Guatemalan because you checked the tag, a small white label inside, and the texture, coarse, a tight cotton…

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Filling in the Missing Patchwork: A Conversation with Steven Reigns – The Rumpus

Steven Reigns, the first Poet Laureate of West Hollywood, has published over a dozen chapbooks and poetry collections, including Inheritance (Sibling Rivalry Press, 2011), and Your Dead Body Is My Welcome Mat (Burning Page Press, 2001). His most recent, A Quilt for David (City Lights Books, 2021), is a book of documentary poetry that tells the story of David Acer, the Florida…

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