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Qatari poet is still in prison for writing a…. poem

January 15, 2013

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via foxchasereview.wordpress.com “You can show your support for the poet by emailing the embassy in Washington D.C. as we did, however, I believe the emails go unread. You can also call the embassy and leave a message at (202) 274-1600 (press 1 four times to leave a message with the ambassador’s office).” Advertisements

This year’s National Book Critics Circle Award Nominees announced

January 14, 2013

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via examiner.com The Pulitzer, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award are considered the triple crown of American book publishing. Although I am a voting member of the National Book Critics Circle I have not read any of these books (see my previous article 2012 Books Retrospective for the 2012 books […]

Robert Reich: Debt Ceiling and Guns: Using Presidential Authority to the Fullest

January 10, 2013

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 Anyone who thinks congressional Republicans will roll over on the debt ceiling or gun control or other pending hot-button issues hasn’t been paying attention. But the President can use certain tools that come with his office – responsibilities enshrined in the Constitution and in his capacity as the nation’s chief law-enforcer — to achieve some […]

Paris Review: David Ignatow’s prose poem “Why Can’t I Be…”

January 10, 2013

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“Why can’t I be an empty house falling into decay, unaware of myself? Why can’t I be the sky empty or the river flowing into the sea senselessly or an empty plate or knife or fork, whatever is but does not feel itself? If I were the grass that covers the graves I could forget […]

“Judgments” by rosea posy

January 10, 2013

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via flickr.com roseaposey: “Judgments” I took this last year, but in retrospect, I think it’s my strongest piece from high school. Working on this project really made me examine my own opinions, preconceptions and prejudices about “slutty” women and women who choose to cover all of their skin alike. I used to assume that all […]