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Creative Work Poetry

Ashes In My Mouth

by Jazzib Akhtar
“There’s a harshness to the blue mist I’m smoking. It’s a familiar sting that lingers like unhealed scars.”

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Creative Work Essays Houston Houston Articles

Fresher Fields Than Houston: Wilfred Owen, Z-Ro and the Apocalypse of Imperialism

by M.C. Zendejas
“One must wonder, however, whether this complicity characterizes imperialism as unchangeable, or merely recognizes that immediate change is impossible, that change is not a single event but a historical process. After all, if we are to dare to invent tomorrow’s utopia we must first start by acknowledging today’s dystopia, beginning with our place in it.”

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Creative Work Essays

Death and the Maiden: Reflections on Art and Loss

by Tony McKenna
“I was able to see it again but through different eyes. The painting was transformed. Now the two people the artist depicts seemed more exposed to me, more human.”

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Creative Work Poetry

INTERROGATED

by Tamara Al-Qaisi-Coleman
“His wrists are cuffed against the bars of this prison beyond prisons
As if a man with brown skin cannot travel
without implications of terror”

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Creative Work Poetry

SAN ISIDRO

by Tamara Al-Qaisi-Coleman
“You watched men dig holes deep into the earth
Until their straw hats disappeared into the black
Dumping bodies of sugar mill workers into these mass graves”

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Creative Work Poetry

Romance for the End of the World

by Carlos Campos Jr

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Creative Work Poetry

Wine and Roses

by Carlos Campos Jr

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Creative Work Poetry

Maiz to our Lloronas

by Carlos Campos Jr

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Creative Work Poetry

Abject Permanence

by Carlos Campos Jr
“Obsession is abject permanence
Desiring end but remaining there”

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Creative Work Poetry

The City

by Carlos Campos Jr
“All now forgotten, all abandoned.”