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Does Voting Mean Anything? Who Benefits?

Does Voting Mean Anything? Who Benefits?

Are we devoted to voting because we think it is our responsibility? Or with our hard-won democracy do we feel obligated to sustain it? Yet how is that helping our unstable economies, or addressing the ever-increasing natural disasters? Our daily lives are in one way...

Sally Rooney’s Millennial Voice

Sally Rooney, Ireland’s newest literary sensation, is widely regarded as the first great millennial novelist for her stories of love in the era of late capitalism. Born in 1991, Rooney is often called the voice of her generation, the J.D. Salinger of the Snapchat...

Boomerang

If we care enough to know what is happening in our world by following our daily news and examining different sources, we witness, and we learn: Africa is burning; Iraq is shattered; Syria is bleeding; uprisings and oppressions here and there in different parts of our...

Rose Tremain: A Writer’s Sacred Country

Gail Benick, author of The Girl Who Was Born That Way, writes about British writer Rose Tremain: her works, her insights, and her struggles.  Highly regarded in Great Britain, the writer Rose Tremain has yet to achieve literary stardom in North America. How odd!...
Art, Action – Transformation

Art, Action – Transformation

Susan McCaslin, author of “Into the Open: New and Selected”, collaborates with a fellow poet from London, Ontario, Penn Kemp on the subject of art and activism, and how art has united with activism in their lives. The blog entry has a tripartite structure:...
The “cover art” story

The “cover art” story

Heidi Greco, author of “Practical Anxiety” writes about the artwork for her new book cover, and the image that served as a touchstone for the poems that would eventually fill the pages of the then-manuscript  One of the meanings of the term ‘cover story’...

Guidance

Susan McCaslin,author of “Into the Open: New and Selected” and “Into the Mystic: My Years with Olga”, writes on the subject of spiritual guidance.           “I’m guided by a signal in the heavens.”           (from Leonard Cohen’s “First We Take...

What Kind Of Times Are These? Berlin Notes

Ursula Pflug, author of “Mountain” and “Motion Sickness” writes about Weimar and pre-Wende Berlin, activism, her writing, and the rise of white supremacy.  “Fires Halfway,” my short story in the 2018 Snuggly Books anthology...