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Two Prose Poems

Two Prose Poems By Mike James . Oh Daddy, Give Me A Quarter For The Time Machine I want to go to Berlin! Back before reunifications or walled up divisions, back before that screaming little man with his silly mustache.Yes, … Continue reading

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Mental Health Portraits

Mental Health Portraits By Margaret Crocker                 MENTAL HEALTH-PORTRAIT 1 Offices are silent and locked at night. And bland doors upon doors and myself, white and nervous against the glass broken with chickenwire. The … Continue reading

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Prose Poem in the Wake of Charlottesville

. Prose Poem in the Wake of Charlottesville By Brett Ashley Kaplan . The forgotten stone memorials awaken and remind us of the confederate glories the ubiquitous cross-hatched flag celebrates slavery repression pain racism is as apple pie as baseball … Continue reading

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Learning from (Illinois) Nazis

  Learning From (Illinois) Nazis By Ezra Claverie In the weeks since a white supremacist in Charlottesville used a car to attack anti-fascists, a lot of people have been posting on Facebook the scene from The Blues Brothers (John Landis, … Continue reading

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A Growing Bibliography of Okla Elliott’s Work

Co-founder Okla Elliott served as the managing editor for As It Ought To Be from its inception until his unexpected passing in 2017. We remember Okla as a brilliant writer and an intellectually generous editor who delighted in providing platforms … Continue reading

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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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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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