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Visit Our Updated Commentary Archives

. Since its inception, As It Ought To Be has published commentaries on a wide range of topics, including current events, politics, and cultural criticism. We’ve just finished archiving the past five years of articles. Check out our newly updated … Continue reading

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Dancing Fu Manchu Master

Dancing Fu Manchu Master By Bunkong Tuon Editor’s Note: This is the third post in a series of poems about the immigrant experience in America. Our late Managing Editor, Okla Elliott, featured Bunkong Tuon’s work on As It Ought To Be back in January … Continue reading

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The Social and Spiritual Possibilities of Lent

The Social and Spiritual Possibilities of Lent by Okla Elliott … Editor’s Note: Our late Managing Editor, Okla Elliott, originally posted this article one year ago. It was his final post before he passed away. We are republishing this article … Continue reading

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The Incredible Hulk Tries to Write a Poem

  The Incredible Hulk Tries to Write a Poem By Daniel Crocker . The Incredible Hulk Tries to Write a Poem but his cucumber fingers keep getting in the way He smashed the keyboard all to hell and pencils mean … Continue reading

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At the Harbor Lights Motel After You Return

At the Harbor Lights Motel After You Return By Lynn Houston . In August 2016, while at a writing residency, I met a man who was already supposed to have deployed with his National Guard unit. We were given the … Continue reading

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You Leave and I Can’t Sleep

  You Leave and I Can’t Sleep By Lynn Houston . In August 2016, while at a writing residency, I met a man who was already supposed to have deployed with his National Guard unit. We were given the gift … Continue reading

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Two Prose Poems

. Two Prose Poems By Mike James . That One Singer Seems to know your life…How you lift yourself, just a little, from your seat when she reaches up past the ceiling, the roof, the trees, up near that first … Continue reading

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