Jake Skeets discusses his debut poetry collection, EYES BOTTLE DARK WITH A MOUTHFUL OF FLOWERS.
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I have come to the desert in search of bones. ...more
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Being reminded of your mortality on a constant basis makes your life so much better. ...more
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And in the silence of the night the small sound of small feet making their way into words. ...more
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I am scared. I will continue to be scared. I am scared that, one day, I will not be able to run as fast as my dad who eluded rocks and a tire iron. ...more
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When I was young, she would tell me we were part Navajo. ...more
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Since the Harry Potter series ended, the Potter universe has continued to expand with tie-in books and lore published on the website Pottermore. However, Rowling’s magic-based historical revisionism was challenged this week by Native American activists responding to her latest post. Titled “The History of Magic in North America,” the post provides an explanation for […]
The landscape stood out, but I also had an uneasy sense of déjà vu, as if the image had already been imprinted in my memory. I knew that the valley was the setting for John Ford’s 1939 western Stagecoach , the film that gave John Wayne his breakout role. ...more
Kurt Caswell’s memoir describes his year teaching in a place of violence, despair, doubt… and hope.