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Black Lives Matter / discussion / Essay / Native American History / Protest: Action, Performance, History, Literature / reading / Sadness

Instead, I never want to use the word “and” again: Racism in America

For several days now I have wanted to write something, but I am often angry and speechless. The murder of George Floyd on May 25th, 2020; the murder of Breonna Taylor on March 13th, 2020; the murder of Ahmaud Arbery on February 23, 2020; and Riah Milton and Dominique “Rem’Mie” Fells, two Black trans women … Continue reading

Creative Nonfiction / Essay / Interview / Julia Sukys

Interview with Julija Sukys

In 2018 I had a wonderful opportunity to interview writer, Julija Šukys (Siberian Exile: Blood, War, and a Granddaughter’s Reckoning; Epistolophelia:Writing the Life of Ona Šimaite; and Silence is Death: The Life and Death of Tahar Djaout)for the Ocean State Review. You can find the interview link below—thank you for checking it out! A Conversation With … Continue reading

Essay / poetry / reading / Uncategorized

Following Discovery: Considering Self-Acknowledgement After Reading “The Answer” by Agnes Lee

After much searching I found what I was looking for, but now that I have I don’t know what to do. I messaged a dear friend; she said talk to friends, talk to your therapist. She said, I love you. I said, I love you too. In times of unknowing I also turn to literature. … Continue reading

poetry / reading / Relationships / Uncategorized

Revisiting the Hermitage: Questions & Answers After Reading “Sanctuary” by Jean Valentine

Past midnight; the gravitational pull inside the hour pushing into the next day. I am tired; knees buckle.  I cannot say that I am trapped in the “Sanctuary” , a poem by Jean Valentine because I can straighten myself up and walk forward and away. But the address of “you” is too inviting and I am drawn … Continue reading

Protest: Action, Performance, History, Literature / Revolt! Symposium / Uncategorized

Please Share: Revolt! Upcoming Symposium, Providence, RI, Fall 2018

Good morning! I am really excited to be involved with this project– please share with your friends, colleagues, graduate students, independent scholars, anyone— we want to read your abstracts!  Here is a link to our website: https://revoltsymposium.wordpress.com/ We’ve also posted our call-for-papers on UPenn CFP, MLA Commons, theCFPList, and other places. This topic and event is … Continue reading