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First-Hand Accounts From Made-Up Places: An Interview With Poet Mike James

First-Hand Accounts From Made-Up Places: An Interview With Poet Mike James By Chase Dimock … When you read Mike James’ new book of poetry, you realize that the contradiction in the title is the intersection where his creativity dwells. For … Continue reading

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Maiden Voyage

– Maiden Voyage By Howie Good   Maiden Voyage All things are photographable. Two days ago it was a ruined farmer walking slowly over a country bridge, as if looking for a place to jump. Yesterday it was a man … Continue reading

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Standard Time

. Standard Time By Stephen Roger Powers . Standard Time The highway to work was longer than usual the first Monday after turning back the clocks. My watch suggested I slow down. You are not late enough, it said. Daydream … Continue reading

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The Incredible Bipolar Hulk: A Conversation with Poet Daniel Crocker

. The Incredible Bipolar Hulk: A Conversation with Poet Daniel Crocker By Chase Dimock . The genius of The Incredible Hulk is that everyone can identify with him. All people have a reservoir of anger inside them, and we all … Continue reading

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What Would Jesus Say?

. What Would Jesus Say? By Robert Boucheron  . There is a gap of thirty years or more from the death of Jesus in about 30 A. D. to the writing of Mark, the earliest gospel, after 60 A. D. … Continue reading

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Visit Our Updated Author Interviews Page

Over the years, we have had the privilege to interview a range of poets, novelists, and multimedia artists. Check out our updated archive of interviews and discover some new, contemporary literary voices.

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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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