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Photo Essay by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

Photo Essay by Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo

January 12, 2023
Experience the world through Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo’s eyes as you explore his new photo essay encapsulating the Everyday Pandemic. Orlando Luis Pardo Lazo (born 1971) is a Cuban writer from Havana. Since 2016, he has been studying for a PhD in Comparative Literature at Washington University in Saint Louis, ...
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Hospital Music by Roosha

Hospital Music by Roosha

January 10, 2023
The heart monitor blares mechanically, high frequency waves rolling through ear drums, cochlea, and finally colliding with nerves connecting to the brain, embedding a specific neural pattern in the memory forever. Behind lab coat whispers and clipboard conversations, behind the soothing therapeutic voices and informative professional reports, behind the silent, ...
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Five Poems by David Dephy

Five Poems by David Dephy

December 7, 2022
STILL LIFE (April 10, 2020) Still entwined. Time passes as time does: so much behind us, a little less to go. No easy ride: peace can be vexing—what we’ve left behind as the sun dips down low. THE OTHER SIDE OF ALONE (August 2, 2021) What if we sense our ...
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Three Poems by Kathleen Hellen

Three Poems by Kathleen Hellen

December 7, 2022
The incredibly complicated, solitary human being —a pandemic diptych Perhaps she is a student, worrying the degree—here, outside the service bay, beside the lot of shiny, stickered cars. No one near except this woman on a bench, who leaves as I approach, who thinks perhaps that I could kill her ...
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How Dare I?

How Dare I?

RaMa
November 30, 2022
Poetry inspired by Injustice (1941), a mural by Maxo Vanka at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Millvale, Pennsylvania. Editor's Note: The contents of this poem include graphic reference to domestic violence and sexual assault. Photo courtesy of Society to Preserve the Millvale Murals of Maxo Vanka. Photo credit: Rob Long/Clear ...
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