Monthly Archives: February 2017

“A lesson about the stones that wait to rise in our hearts”: A Review of John Guzlowski’s Echoes of Tattered Tongues

by Eric Kroczek My first encounter with a John Guzlowski poem was as desultory as anything in life: I was eating a solitary dinner and barely listening to the news on the local public radio station one evening after work … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: IN THE ABSENCE

From IN THE ABSENCE By Dara Barnat: IMPRINT I hear you’re gone and I fall with you. In that place part of me stays, like a hand in clay, even as I make rice for dinner, boil water, measure the … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: LEAH UMANSKY

By Leah Umansky: HARD It is hard to quiet the blackberrying pain. The little chronicles, the streaks, and the intimate workings. I will face this by red-winging my truths. I will push my blues into orchids. BALLAD I decided to … Continue reading

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A Review of American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton

A Review of American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton by Assena Fairuz Author and Film Co-Producer/Co-Director Lise Pearlman’s book American Justice on Trial: People v. Newton is a welcome exposition of the key components in the 20th century’s Civil … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: THE NEW COLOSSUS

THE NEW COLOSSUS By Emma Lazarus Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame, With conquering limbs astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the … Continue reading

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Cristina Deptula Interviews Lise Pearlman

  Lise Pearlman appeared in Stanley Nelson’s acclaimed 2015 film “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution” as the country’s leading expert on the 1968 Huey Newton death penalty trial. She then moved to the Bay Area where she attended … Continue reading

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Against Provocation: a Roundabout Response to John Sanford Friedrich

by Eric Kroczek On Inauguration Day 2017, a meme was born. Actually many memes were born that day, but the ones I’m thinking of featured noted white supremacist Richard B. Spencer getting punched in the jaw as he was giving … Continue reading

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