The Summer 2017 issue of The Gettysburg Review features paintings by Tina Newberry. In addition to this untitled cover piece, there are eight works in a full-color portfolio inside. It's also worth a visit to her website to view her Barbies series.
Police taser 87-year-old woman carrying a knife to cut dandelions
About 30,000 ISIS Fighters Still in Syria and Iraq, Inspector General Reports. “At the end of December, the U.S.-led coalition had estimated “less than 1,000 ISIS terrorists” remaining on the battlefields
In these turbulent times, we can't help but wonder just exactly how words do matter, in the sense of "for good" instead of what we see so much of bandied about in terms of knee-jerk thoughtlessness.World Literature Today provides the perspective "Words Matter: Writing as Inspired Resistance" in their January-February 2018 issue. In addition to its regular content is "Treasuring the Tradition of Inspired Resistance”: A Conversation with Maureen Freely by Michelle Johnson, poetry by Iossif Ventura and Anna Maria Carpi, an essay by Liliana Ancalao, three audio poems (online) in Mapuzungun, Spanish, and English, by Liliana Ancalao, a web exclusive interview “Breaking Open Gates: A Conversation with Emmy Pérez,” by Norma Cantú and Chelsea Rodríguez.
Bridled is poetry as slow-burn opera. [ . . . ] The poems here offer, in reverse chronology, the story of a crumbling relationship between an unnamed speaker and her nameless ‘lover.’ In this telling, Bridled articulates a politics of self versus other, of body and gender, of loneliness and togetherness. It’s a collection you’re going to want to read from start to finish and then from finish to start
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“A Day in Which Something Might Be Done” by Michael McGuire
“The Goddess of Beauty Goes Bowling” by Chaya Bhuvaneswar
“Concaves” by Deborah Thompson
“Here Is How I Come Undone” by Caroline Burke
“How My Body Was Made” by Terry Ann Thaxton