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The Handmaid's Tale: Perpetuating Racial Ignorance and Exclusive Feminism in America [online only]
"[T]he novel’s explicit focus on gender, sexuality and resistance at the expense of race, politics and history invites its readers to turn a blind eye to criticisms of a constitution founded on anti Blackness that keeps the oppressors in power within contemporary, liberal systems of legal subjectivity and state authority."
The low pitch scratched against the girl’s ears, twisted and coiled with a consistency of black tar into her ear drums and finally, rested in the hollow space between mind and skull. It would shock none that she snapped.
Novissimis [online only]
In desperation, a schoolboy plucks the wallet from a vendor’s pocket—
men lower their heads in prayer beyond the wall—
jacaranda branches rain purple—
No space to breathe, no space to get clean. The closet, too. Just push aside the boxes of gloves and you can see. It's just so much smaller now.
"People who write about the future (other than maybe the Afrofuturism people) are really writing about now. They’re still talking about the old hierarchies and critiquing that, which is okay. I’m not asking for utopias; I’m asking, how will a future poem look like?"
Interview with Gracie Bialecki
Gracie Bialecki (Pomona '12) on writing fiction, constructing characters, and her debut novel, Purple Gold.
The Skull Painting [online only]
Talia R. Ivry
There is an inhale, as soft as dust, and on the exhale, an opening of the eyes. You look down, your body is that of a young girl, maybe eight or nine years old. You’re standing in a grassy field and there are others playing nearby.
the electronic dictionary [online only]