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17 Sep
2012

Between Ten Worlds: Moving as a Form of Therapy.

For our inaugural installment of Dispatches, a new column exploring writer Nick Fox offers us a meditation on wandering and

16 Sep
2012

An assortment of superserioussilly questions for Jonathan Weiskopf.

Photographer Jonathan Weiskopf trained his eye on the New York City’s performance poetry community for the better part of two

11 Sep
2012

What Education Reform and the Chicago Teachers’ Strike tells us.

Here’s a story: For the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, which became the home of the Miracle on Ice,

28 Aug
2012

Ghost Horse Grazing: a note about black folk and nature writing.

That white writers are considered in the Nature Poetry canon and black writers almost never, is at least troubling. What is our reticence to speak of black folks’ connection to place? And if this is not a rhetorical question, isn’t the urban landscape to which the majority of U.S. blacks belong, not also natural, with it’s humid, concrete spaces, its pigeons, its rats and roaches, its dogs and stray cats, and tiny windowsill gardens? And why have we bought the part of the monolith too, that says we don’t write nature poems? Why couldn’t I recognize my poems as nature poems, when it would appear that they are obviously that (as well as other things)

16 Aug
2012

late breaking: USM Issue nO.6 is amazeballs.

Back in June we released our summer issue, featuring wonderful new work from Adrian Matejka, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, Saeed Jones,

19 Jun
2012

Go Deeper: Writing Sex Without Shame

Which Is To Say, our featured essay column, returns with Chicago writer Emily Rose Kahn-Sheahan. “The difference between guilt and

30 Sep
2011

which is to say: hype.

hype— n. extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion v. to promote or publicize a product or idea, often exaggerating it’s

11 Sep
2011

what i kept.

    Photographer Geralyn Shukwit shares with us items she held on to after the September 11th Attacks: “Dan Barry

1 Sep
2011

which is to say: commencement by any other name.

For this week’s installment,  Susannah Wexler takes us back to the end of the academic year as we button our

18 Aug
2011

the authentic poet.

I took a class this past semester on Contemporary American Poetry and one of the recurring questions that dominated the

Between Ten Worlds: Moving as a Form of Therapy.

Between Ten Worlds: Moving as a Form of Therapy.

For our inaugural installment of Dispatches, a new column exploring writer Nick Fox offers us a meditation on wandering and

An assortment of superserioussilly questions for Jonathan Weiskopf.

An assortment of superserioussilly questions for Jonathan Weiskopf.

Photographer Jonathan Weiskopf trained his eye on the New York City’s performance poetry community for the better part of two

What Education Reform and the Chicago Teachers’ Strike tells us.

What Education Reform and the Chicago Teachers’ Strike tells us.

Here’s a story: For the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, which became the home of the Miracle on Ice,

Ghost Horse Grazing: a note about black folk and nature writing.

Ghost Horse Grazing: a note about black folk and nature writing.

That white writers are considered in the Nature Poetry canon and black writers almost never, is at least troubling. What is our reticence to speak of black folks’ connection to place? And if this is not a rhetorical question, isn’t the urban landscape to which the majority of U.S. blacks belong, not also natural, with it’s humid, concrete spaces, its pigeons, its rats and roaches, its dogs and stray cats, and tiny windowsill gardens? And why have we bought the part of the monolith too, that says we don’t write nature poems? Why couldn’t I recognize my poems as nature poems, when it would appear that they are obviously that (as well as other things)

late breaking: USM Issue nO.6 is amazeballs.

late breaking: USM Issue nO.6 is amazeballs.

Back in June we released our summer issue, featuring wonderful new work from Adrian Matejka, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, Saeed Jones,

Go Deeper: Writing Sex Without Shame

Go Deeper: Writing Sex Without Shame

Which Is To Say, our featured essay column, returns with Chicago writer Emily Rose Kahn-Sheahan. “The difference between guilt and

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