Monthly Archives: August 2017

LEAD

    Lead By Daniel Crocker In a 2016 MSNBC opinion piece,  Hillary Clinton wrote, “Flint isn’t alone. There are a lot more Flints out there — overwhelmingly low-income communities of color where pollution, toxic chemicals and staggering neglect adds … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: JANET R. KIRCHHEIMER

Wonder Beans By Janet Kirchheimer My father went each morning to his garden. He taught me to smell the soil to see if it was good, to feel the dirt slide across my hands, to never wear gloves, to stay … Continue reading

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LANGUAGE AND LOSS

Language and Loss by John Guzlowski My friend the writer Christina Sanantonio and I have been having a conversation about writing about loss. It’s a conversation fueled in part by the suicide of the novelist David Foster Wallace back in 2008. She … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: HOLLY KARAPETKOVA

Song of the Exiles By Holly Karapetkova There never was a garden only a leaving: miles and miles of footprints in the dirt. In the beginning– the shattered sun, the wind, and nothing left but our shadows sifting through the … Continue reading

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As It Ought To Be Announces New Managing Editor

We here at As It Ought To Be are honored to announce that Chase Dimock will be assuming the role of Managing Editor. We suffered a great loss this spring with the passing of Okla Elliot, our Managing Editor of … Continue reading

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