On Famous Hermits by Stacy SzymaszekWill Fesperman

In the fall of 2023, it is a bit late to be reviewing Stacy Szymaszek’s Famous Hermits, which came out months ago. But that does not matter so much. In fact, there are parts of Famous Hermits that seem already … Continue reading "On Famous Hermits by Stacy Szymaszek"

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Three PoemsTeline Trần

Hot Dish Since under, I had spoken one word a day To a complement a meal, I would utter, ‘Breakfast,’ ‘Lunch,’ or ‘Dinner.’   To move from coming, I speak slighter Worded widely that the cheeks bled, Spinning trellises before … Continue reading "Three Poems"

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Sacre du CouncilSára Bányai

On Easter day I went to visit my friend to celebrate together in a silly, agnostic fashion while overdosing on vegan chocolate eggs. We agreed to do it behind closed doors as we did not want to be associated publicly … Continue reading "Sacre du Council"

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AmplifierSocial Text Collective

Zionism’s Political Unconscious by Nadia Abu El-Haj Verso Blog We Who Are in Prison Escape Every Day: Students and Women Organizing against Israeli Occupation by Brian Bean, Shireen Akram-Boshar, Layan Kayed New Politics An Open Letter from Jewish Students by … Continue reading "Amplifier"

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Yes/No: Referenda and MandatesSeán Cubitt

I. On October 14, 2023, Australia voted in a referendum on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament, an attempt to enshrine consultation with Indigenous peoples in the Australian constitution. The proposal originated in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, adopted by … Continue reading "Yes/No: Referenda and Mandates"

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Where Trees Seek ShelterBaraah Abu Al Rob

She’s just a kid. Kids don’t mourn their loss; they don’t know what their loss is. YET.   She’s just 2, she definitely won’t remember the tears. It only took the “kid” 2 seconds to stop being one. That’s exactly … Continue reading "Where Trees Seek Shelter"

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My Fast Bike!Saed Abu-Hijleh

I rode my bike, He rode his F-16 and tank, I sang my song, He shot me and gained his rank. I am the terrorist, he is the victim! I am a martyr now and did not go to school, … Continue reading "My Fast Bike!"

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HellraiserEdward Salem

Techno plays from outdoor speakers at the beach restaurant in Tel Aviv.   I scan faces, trying to place them— Poland? Russia? Tan, lipless men toting wives and kids, giving me dirty looks as I suck my shisha.   The … Continue reading "Hellraiser"

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