“Living Toward That Voice”: James Wright Transfixing and Transfixed
Stories That Fit My Hands
For years I said nothing.
Silent, I paid close attention to the words that others used.
I heard writers of nonfiction quote the opening sentence of Joan Didion’s essay “The White Album”: “We tell ourselves stories in order to …
When I was a girl in Wisconsin, I dreamed I ’d marry
a man from Michigan. Then I did. When I was a man
from Michigan, I dreamed I ’d marry a begonia,
flowers choked with pollen. When I
Long Reverberations of Brutality: Books of Resistance and Expression
Almost by accident, not long ago I found myself living and teaching in the Baltic seaport town of Klaipeda, Lithuania, for several months. A few wealthy Mennonites from North America started an English-language liberal arts college there twenty-five years ago, …
What Has Changed (essay and photographs)
INTRODUCTION BY JENNY GROPP
In January 2017, the poet and visual artist Rachel Eliza Griffiths traveled to Washington, DC, her birthplace, to document the Presidential Inauguration, the Women’s March, and the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Afterward, …
on The Next Place by Al Maginnes
on WHEREAS by Layli Long Soldier
Whereas speaking itself is defiance.
—Layli Long Soldier
In the discourse of law the term whereas signals a recitation of the important context in a formal or contractual document—but it also represents non-binding language. In the discourse of …