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Race

Race

Melancholia Review art
By Tamara Hart, Roberto Carlos Garcia

A rigorous and affectionate review of Roberto Carlos Garcia’s poetry collection, “Melancholia.”

Ryan Ostrowski: “Sleeping in a Field of Poppies”
By Ryan Ostrowski

Ethereal bloom grown deep within a solace garden.

LurLynn Franklin: “9 Months, 18 Years (with age progression)”
By LurLynn Franklin

A grim reality marked by criminal unfairness.

By Brian Alessandro

The future of the species starts here.

By LurLynn Franklin

Pregnant with a flowering reach.

By LurLynn Franklin

White institutions fall in line before those who’ve been criminally neglected.

By LurLynn Franklin

Protective mothering is always in fashion.

Veiled Voices story art
By Benin Lemus

Unresolved, uncertain, and untrusting, the chasm grows.

The Prisoner I & II story art
By Nadia Ibrashi

War makes men monsters and monsters men.

Millicent Gardens story art
By Marie Manilla

Humiliation and desperation/ community and aspiration.

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Flash Fiction Contest
On May 1st, we announced the winners of our Flash Fiction Contest: Thomas Garcia (1st), Rick Krizman (2nd), and Rios de la Luz (3rd). Read more.

The James Baldwin Literature Prize
It is with great pleasure that we announce the winner of The James Baldwin Literature Prize of $1,000 to Hafsa Musa. Read more.

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