Villanelle for Valerie: A Response to ‘The People’s Republic of Valerie’ May 6, 2017

by Natalie Singer-Velush

At some point we’ll wake up scattered to our being
Struggling to know as we circulate what’s real
Nurse says our thoughts reflect the things we’re seeing

Questioning the truth to which we cling
We float in space but rarely constellate each other
At some point we’ll wake up scattered to our being

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What is Happening Now: The People’s Republic of Valerie May 5, 2017

by Elissa Favero

Yesterday was a day. The U.S. House of Representatives voted in favor of the glibly named American Health Care Act, which, if approved by the Senate, would push back the Obama administration’s expansion of Medicaid and weaken protections for people with preexisting conditions, raising costs based on health history.

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Symphony of Sorrowful Songs: A Review of The Institute of Memory (TIMe) Apr 21, 2017

by Natalie Singer-Velush

Psychologists have known for a long time that serious trauma, such as that imprinted through violence and in wartime, can create mental and physical illness that can be passed down genetically through generations. But how this happens is still being understood.

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Lars Jan’s "The Institute of Memory (TIMe)": A realistic amount of hope  Apr 21, 2017

by Koushik Ghosh

Hope. Is that as important as breath to a child? Is Hope an elastic concept? Is Hope, qualified by reality, just hopeless? How does a child cope with life, when his/her father possesses a 'realistic amount of hope?' 

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from vision to inapathy Apr 2, 2017

by Imana Gunawan

A series of free-writes after witnessing Heather Kravas’ visions of beauty:

 

 

THE BEGINNING

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Switchback Trance: A Response to Heather Kravas: visions of beauty Mar 31, 2017

by Natalie Singer-Velush

Tic toc.

 

Tic toc.

Tic toc.

Tic toc.

Tic toc.

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We s&*%, we f&$@, we kill, we die Mar 20, 2017

by Petra Zanki

While looking for a place where I could write about Jessica’s work, the one that would have a European feel to bring me home (something that is more than 100 years old, with wooden walls, brass fixtures, and high ceilings) walking up the hill, and then down the hill, and then up the hill, then down again, on a first evening in which the sun hiding

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Sideways: A Review of A Great Hunger By Jessica Jobaris Mar 20, 2017

by Imani Sims

We compose ourselves 

 

Adjacent to intimacy.

 

Shudder white against

Authentic skin undone.

 

Humor covers honesty

In shades of

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Temporary solutions—an addendum Feb 27, 2017

by Imana Gunawan

Who needs sci-fi and horror movies when the dystopia is happening right before your very eyes?

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REVIEW: Art, crime and survival: ‘Awaiting Oblivion’ seeks hope in hopelessness Feb 27, 2017

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Originally published February 18, 2017 at 8:00 am
Updated February 19, 2017 at 9:37 pm

By Brendan Kiley
Seattle Times staff writer

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