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grief sells best where I’m from

issue 23 – april 2021

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grief sells best where I’m from

issue 23 – april 2021

Read It Now

Issue 23: grief sells best where I’m from

This month, we offer nuance: rubies, beets, the book of the sun, no missed calls, a stain-less steel tree. “Nuance I'd say means redefining the smallest of details, parts that elude our daily scrutiny of this world. It means spotting a gash from the seemingly obscure, making out a white stain from the blinding dark. Nuance tilts towards shapeshift. The slight difference between our lifestyles & all other entities.”

Issue 22: if I could stop time

Late last winter the world as we knew it shut down. I kept a list of words that echoed across early pandemic conversations: grief, dead, sick, wait, prognosis, we’ll see, stay safe, be well. I unearthed this list this winter. I noticed how each word revolved around time: its ebbing, passing, ending; how much we have, how much we want.

Issue 20: the past is as fluid as the future

This month we are honored to be in conversation with Professor Susan Stryker. She says that the past is as fluid as the future; that history is proof of how radical change transpires even if to us it feels incremental. On the first day of the new year we offer you new clothes, new names, a long night, and new hands.

Issue 18: The Antidote to Rage is Nuance

Fire will not cross the road to kill you. You have to lie down to keep going. It won't hurt to have proof you loved me. She lives through this, but I never see her again.

Issue 17: You Never Know Who’s Watching

During this month's conversation with poet, educator and activist Denice Frohman she said that she finds hope in nature—in the beauty we have yet to see. This evening we explore dusk, champagne days, and animals that face extinction.

  • Beakdown - Yanina May - Rough Cut Press

Issue 16: The Goal Is To Be Forgotten

You asked how my heart is. I have lost touch with it over these years. Like a dusty hallway that I’ve learned not to take people down. But every day, inside those walls there is a longing:

  • Finding Clarity - Anabel Roca - Rough Cut Press

Issue 15: resistance

During our interview, poet Diannely Antigua said: "I am resisting something within myself that doesn’t want me to be alive," and I told her I resonated.  So August is about resistance.

  • Julia - Brett William Childs

Issue 14: rastro

tonight, as my building boards up and the sirens begin to sound, I think, Revolt, revolt, revolt! It's time; the dead are calling...

Issue 23: grief sells best where I’m from

This month, we offer nuance: rubies, beets, the book of the sun, no missed calls, a stain-less steel tree. “Nuance I'd say means redefining the smallest of details, parts that elude our daily scrutiny of this world. It means spotting a gash from the seemingly obscure, making out a white stain from the blinding dark. Nuance tilts towards shapeshift. The slight difference between our lifestyles & all other entities.”

Issue 22: if I could stop time

Late last winter the world as we knew it shut down. I kept a list of words that echoed across early pandemic conversations: grief, dead, sick, wait, prognosis, we’ll see, stay safe, be well. I unearthed this list this winter. I noticed how each word revolved around time: its ebbing, passing, ending; how much we have, how much we want.

Issue 20: the past is as fluid as the future

This month we are honored to be in conversation with Professor Susan Stryker. She says that the past is as fluid as the future; that history is proof of how radical change transpires even if to us it feels incremental. On the first day of the new year we offer you new clothes, new names, a long night, and new hands.

Issue 18: The Antidote to Rage is Nuance

Fire will not cross the road to kill you. You have to lie down to keep going. It won't hurt to have proof you loved me. She lives through this, but I never see her again.

Issue 17: You Never Know Who’s Watching

During this month's conversation with poet, educator and activist Denice Frohman she said that she finds hope in nature—in the beauty we have yet to see. This evening we explore dusk, champagne days, and animals that face extinction.

  • Beakdown - Yanina May - Rough Cut Press

Issue 16: The Goal Is To Be Forgotten

You asked how my heart is. I have lost touch with it over these years. Like a dusty hallway that I’ve learned not to take people down. But every day, inside those walls there is a longing:

  • Finding Clarity - Anabel Roca - Rough Cut Press

Issue 15: resistance

During our interview, poet Diannely Antigua said: "I am resisting something within myself that doesn’t want me to be alive," and I told her I resonated.  So August is about resistance.

  • Julia - Brett William Childs

Issue 14: rastro

tonight, as my building boards up and the sirens begin to sound, I think, Revolt, revolt, revolt! It's time; the dead are calling...

  • Glory - Rough Cut Press

Issue 13: content warning: WRATH

tonight, as my building boards up and the sirens begin to sound, I think, Revolt, revolt, revolt! It's time; the dead are calling...

  • James Conrad San Francisco - Rough Cut Press

Issue 12: touch me STAY AWAY

In this issue, you will find a cat, a rattlesnake, and bumps raising like braille. You will also find an interview about the philosophy of aesthetics with Professor Jay A. Gupta. He teaches at Mills College and once gave me a C on a paper. When I went to his office to ask why, he said: “You told me where you arrived but you didn’t show me how you got there.”

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