See you in September!

You may have noticed that things have gotten a little quiet on the site in the last week.

Cyborg Mestiza

What happens when so many versions of ourselves compete for our attention and for the attention of others?


My mother’s fuzzy silhouette rises, / Tells me to go back to sleep.

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Selections from Mother Tongue

But in most writing workshops today, unfortunately, students are taught to write without fear and with their head held high.

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Notes from Your Live-in Partner Who Happens to Work from Home

Thank you for questioning my use of the word "chivalric" at that dinner party last night, for the humiliation of having the word "chivalrous" mansplained to me as you and your fellow management consultants doubted the worth of studying things like Medieval English literature.

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Burden of Proof

After the towers, I never left / an empty grocery cart astray / but rolled it across the parking lot / back to its designated spot.

Stevie Versus the Negative Space

everything was about combinations of pairs, everything was about relationships between people and their feelings, everything was about sex, everything was about where you came from, and what you wore while coming.

Anna, Illinois

Violence, though, is accurate—referring to actual behavior, actual force.