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This Week's Writing 5/19/23: Time for a Rest!
White vigilante violence, the debt ceiling, poetry about gen x...and vacation!
I’m going to be on vacation, so starting Monday-ish there will be a substantial drop in posting. Do not panic! I’ll be back the following week, trusty pitbull and all.
If you read one thing by me this week, read:
On Colin Channer’s new book of poems, Console, and the diaspora of dub. (The Common)
Daniel Penny shows the right loves white vigilante violence. (Public Notice)
Republic debt ceiling negotiations shows that the GOP wants to hurt people. (Independent)
The Nazis weren’t necessarily the fault of all Germans. (EIH)
Let’s stop using “self-hating Jew.” (EIH)
On Jason Heroux’s wonderful chapbook “Something or Other.” (EIH)
Star Trek’s City on the Edge of Forever as Vietnam apology. (EIH)
Take Magneto out of the Holocaust (EIH)
Sweet Home, Alabama and Racism as Romantic Comedy (EIH)
The joyful ick of Phil Tippett’s Mad God. (EIH)
Force Majeur mocks masculinity—but is that really a critique? (EIH)
Published a poem about Gen X. (Synchronized Chaos)
Maybe we weren’t resourceful. Maybe we were just confused.
Maybe we lost our way. Maybe we lost our shoes
in a pond with a surface like a screen without words or songs
from the future disconnected walking barefoot down the long
screen to the future which doesn’t have a phone
or a bookstore or a workplace and is leaking like snow cone
purple across the tile. We follow cracks from lock to key
through the back screen door. To be safe you touch the tree
growing upwards towards the moon and on up towards the light
pollution that blurs what’s happened. Together with what might.
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