By Ronald J. Pelias
Shot because he was black.
Shot because he went with his friends to have a drink.
Shot because he was driving with a taillight out.
Shot because he was selling CDs.
When the White Male Compliments My Voice
By Jasmin Nicole
White male tells me my authoritative Black female voice is more powerful than his when shouting food orders for pick up.
I’m a barista,
My job … Continue reading→
for Corey Menafee
By Zaina Alsous
A broomstick. Spell: apply a flying ointment, henbane, Black
Alkaloids guide to sanity i.e. surviving this place. It was high
The window. Opening, lacteal. Not ether, not star … Continue reading→
On Prosecuting Böhmermann’s Foul Mouth
by Uwe Carl Diebes
Before the Turkish flag and portrait of grim Erdogan,
he read his rude, satiric po’m—feisty Jan Böhmermann;
and now he could be prosecuted for insulting him,
… Continue reading→
[Elegy for Grandpére, on the day of his death].
By Lucas Gonzalez
Cats were mewling at the door,
and hummingbirds grew dizzy
around the lemon bushes.
Grandpére was lying in his bed and crying,
and … Continue reading→