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The New Indian* Wars: Allies, Are You Really With Us?

by E.M. Lunsford *First, a disclaimer. I call my series, “The New Indian Wars”, as historically, that is what conflicts between Indigenous people and settlers/the government were called. Yes, many of us call ourselves “Indians”, but generally, Native American or Indigenous is more appropriate. This article can pertain to any marginalized group: LGBTQ+, Black/African American,...

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#BrownExcellence: Mark Tilsen’s It Ain’t Over Until We’re Smoking Cigars On The Drill Pad – Musing from a Poetic Warrior

By Gitz Crazyboy Every individual that went answered the call and came out with their own stories, their own experiences, and left with some very life-altering lessons.  To each of us who watched from afar and in awe, we saw people just people rising up as heroes. I’m going to start this off by stating,...

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Where I Get My Ideas

By Mary SanGiovanni Perhaps the one question writers get asked most frequently is where we get our ideas.  We are asked so often, in fact, that the inclination to make up funny, even snarky answers can be tempting.  An ideas store in a small, rural town in the midwest, a secret well from which we...

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Review: Dark and Deepest Red by Anna-Marie McLemore

Reviewed by Vanessa Rodriguez Dark and Deepest Red is a young adult magical realism novel by Latinx LGBTQ+ author, Anne-Marie McLemore. This reimagining of Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Red Shoes” is written in multiple POVs, including a young woman in sixteenth century Strasbourg, France, and draws on several accounts in history of a dancing plague...

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Word on the Street

By Mary SanGiovanni With the growing popularity of social media, users have easy access to people all over the world.  In creative communities, this has fostered more intimate connections between readers and writers. Fans can get to know a writer’s thoughts, feelings, passions, likes and dislikes, political and spiritual beliefs, pets, favorite forms of entertainment,...

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Review: Hexis by Charlene Elsby

by Laura Diaz de Arce Reading Hexis is very much like being spun around in a playground carousel. It’s dizzying, but you are emboldened by the wild feeling of it. It may be a bit nauseating, but you’ll ask to do it again. And in the middle of all this, your perception and sense of...