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A Song About Overthrowing Capitalism: On Ryan Eckes’ General Motors

Gina Myers

03.19.18

Gina Myers takes a look at Ryan Eckes’ latest, General Motors, which examines Philadelphia, capitalism, and pigeons shitting on bosses.

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THEN I BUST OUT: Review of the Squirrel (~3 out of 10)

Amy Lawless & Jeff Alessandrelli

03.16.18

This week’s THEN I BUST OUT investigates the survival and sexual psyche of the squirrel.

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“my body is a horror” & “bloodsisters”

Jayme Russell

03.14.18

“silver poured into an empty cavity / braced bright pain straightens you out” Two poems by Jayme Russell.

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A House Built of Whetstone: A Review of Prairie M. Faul’s In the House We Built

Paul Cunningham

03.13.18

“Prairie M. Faul’s poems are multifaceted and the whetstone—the stone used for sharpening—is the skin of this stunning house of a book.” Paul Cunningham reviews In the House We Built.

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Words as Deeds, or Why a Letter from Prison Helps Me to Believe that Words Matter (No Matter What)

Peter Markus

03.12.18

Can poetry still save a life? Peter Markus, a writing teacher of 23 years in Detroit Public Schools, believes it can.

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THEN I BUST OUT: Review of Alf (____ out of 10)

Amy Lawless & Jeff Alessandrelli

03.09.18

Lawless and Alessandrelli’s WHEN I BUST OUT returns with a swift, strange conjecture regarding the cultural oddity known as ALF. “Maroon sprawls abounding, there was so much blood in his memory.”

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“LESSON BY WAY OF BENVENISTE” & “DEVICES”

Jennifer Soong

03.08.18

“When I ripped out / my heart my body / kept walking” New poetry by Jennifer Soong.

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Max Oginz

03.07.18

“The suffering is a collection of silences waiting to be inflicted.” New short fiction by Max Oginz.

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Jazzercise Is A Language: In Conversation with Gabriel Ojeda-Sague

Alli Warren

03.06.18

Alli Warren spoke with Gabriel Ojeda-Sague about his new book, Jazzercise is a Language, and its exploration of nostalgia, biopolitics, and identity.

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Me Too at the Oscars

Kevin Killian

03.05.18

Kevin Killian conducts his yearly spirited postmortem of the Oscars, drawing as much from what is not said as what is said amid a raging year of scandal.