a young adult writer published here for the first time.Read more "I BUILT AMERICA – INTRODUCING JAYNA MARKS"
a new story by a great writer we admireRead more "BLACK LIVES MATTER – AFROFUTURISM BY BOB MCNEIL"
Desert Lion I envisioned a desertlion without a head.It had no tail or paws.I did not like how ithad no jaws or roar.It limped around withno eyes or tears ofpain. Its back lookedstrong. It seemed lost.The tracks it left woulddisappear like themissing head. The lionleaned on a tree stumpwith its back againstit. When the sun […]Read more "DESERT LION – Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal"
rock You see that rock up there on this hill? Yeah, the one that looks like a face? Yeah what about it? They call that mountain the Franklins.A few years before it was called something different and later they will call it something else. So what? When that rock was new it witnessed the river […]Read more "IGNACIO IBARRA – ROCK"
I’m Everything You Know Not No, I’m not the Summertime-easy-living, sloth-slow, yardbird-yapping, lawn-jockey-like idler outside your door. No, I’m not the ski-mask-wearing, Cain-psychotic, hatred-hankering, violence-devoted brute attacking you. No, I’m not the bonobo Daddy-O with my pants down to my knees, leaving the world with a million misbegotten babies. No, I’m not the b-ball-hogging, […]Read more "BLACK LIVES MATTER – 3 POEMS BY BOB MCNEIL"
McNeil had this to say about his drawings, “Like the rest of my work, they are a part of my need to promote positive Black images.” Bob McNeil, writer, editor, illustrator, and spoken word artist, is the author of Verses of Realness. Hal Sirowitz, a Queens Poet Laureate, called the book “A fantastic trip through the […]Read more "BLACK LIVES MATTER – THE DRAWINGS OF BOB MCNEIL"