Tag Archives: Dialogue on Race and Poetry

Six Poems by R/B Mertz

Rudy Guiliani in Buffy the Vampire Slayer
By R/B Mertz

Between Vampire Slayers, students reach
hands up into nothing, teachers bite
their tongues with sidewalks.

Holes worn through the stratosphere
& the population. Oil shaped hole, … Continue reading

The Assumption of Heroism and Other Thoughts on Violence

By Victor D. Infante
1.) Dancing With Heroes

Perhaps the most fascinating journey on the most-recent season of Dancing with the Stars was that of Alek Skarlato, the 23-year-old Army National Guardsman specialist who, along with two fellow … Continue reading

‘Dear Nat,’ by Anastacia Tolbert

‘Dear Nat’
by Anastacia Tolbert


everyone should have 5 multicolored washcloths. a white one for the face, one for the body, one for your front private area, one for your back private area and one for the … Continue reading

The Price of Adulthood: Symbolism, Childhood Superheroes and the Confederate Flag

By Victor D. Infante

When I was a kid, I used to draw my own superheroes. Most of them were riffs on existing comic book or movie characters, of course, with the backstory and the iconography mixed and matched with … Continue reading