Monthly Archives: April 2015

High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, & Race — Johnny Ward

A note from Series Editor Sarah Marcus: Born from a powerful in-class discussion that we had about gender, race, and the role of masculinity in rape culture, “Be A Man/Be A Woman” poems are an analysis of gendered personal experience … Continue reading

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Eat it, xoJane. I’m a Stay-at-Home-Mom and I Have a Job to Do

Eat it, xoJane. I’m a Stay-at-Home-Mom and I Have a Job to Do By Jenny Kanevsky You’ve heard the expression “Parenthood: the toughest job you’ll ever love.” No? So you don’t think being a parent is a job and more … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: RAFAEL ALBERTI

By Rafael Alberti Translated by A.S. Kline: WHAT I LEFT, FOR YOU For you I left my woods, my lost Grove, my sleepless dogs, My important years, those banished Almost to my life’s winter. I left a tremor, a shock … Continue reading

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High School Poetry Series: Gender, Identity, & Race — DeJuan Brooks

A note from Series Editor Sarah Marcus: Born from a powerful in-class discussion that we had about gender, race, and the role of masculinity in rape culture, “Be A Man/Be A Woman” poems are an analysis of gendered personal experience … Continue reading

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A Rereading of the “Most demanding 1st birthday invite ever”

A Rereading of the “Most demanding 1st birthday invite ever” by Anoosh Jorjorian This letter has been making the rounds on social media as fodder for mockery: I have an alternate reading: Dear family, We know we should be grateful … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: EARTH VOICES FOR SPRING

EARTH VOICES By Bliss Carman I I heard the spring wind whisper Above the brushwood fire, “The world is made forever Of transport and desire. “I am the breath of being, The primal urge of things; I am the whirl … Continue reading

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The Lessons of Mayor Adams

[Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from the literary sci-fi novel The Doors You Mark Are Your Own, co-written by As It Ought to Be managing editor Okla Elliott and site contributor Raul Clement, available at Amazon.com, B&N.com, and … Continue reading

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