Tag Archives: Dialogue on Race and Poetry

‘Everybody’s Had to Fight to be Free’: Tom Petty, Symbolism, Empathy and America

By Victor D. Infante

Somewhere, somehow, somebody must have kicked you around some
Tell me why you want to lay there, revel in your abandon
Honey, it … Continue reading

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