Monthly Archives: April 2010


Eugene Debs & Emil Seidel campaign medal, 1912. LETTER ON IMMIGRATION, 1910 by Eugene V. Debs My Dear Brewer: Have just read the majority report of the Committee on Immigration. It is utterly unsocialistic, reactionary and in truth outrageous, and … Continue reading

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Ankh by Eve Toliman Anna Akhmatova. Just the sound of your name softly hammering against the roof of my mouth calls me, gently, into order.  Anna Akhmatova. If one such as you once lived then I want to live here … Continue reading

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Cockroach. Flickr photograph by Kidicarus222. COCKROACH by Andreas Economakis It’s late summer afternoon, one of those calm afternoons that warms the skin, coating the entire body in a heavy yet soft cocoon.  I’m in a little seaside village in Southern … Continue reading

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This be the Verse

THIS BE THE VERSE by Philip Larkin They fuck you up, your mum and dad They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. But they … Continue reading

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LAST NIGHT, AS I WAS SLEEPING, I DREAMT MARVELOUS ERROR! by Antonio Machado Last night, as I was sleeping, I dreamt — marvelous error! – that a spring was breaking out in my heart. I said: Along which secret aqueduct, … Continue reading

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Excerpt from “Letters to a Woman Painter” by Max Beckmann It is necessary for you, you who now draw near to the motley and tempting realm of art, it is very necessary that you also comprehend how close to danger … Continue reading

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Photograph of a child pumping water in Bhopal, India from a contaminated Union Carbide source. DOW HIJACKS LIVE EARTH RUN OR DO THE YES MEN? April 19, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DOW THROWS A DISMAL PARTY, FEW ATTEND Underattended “Run … Continue reading

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Against Medical Advice

Against Medical Advice By John Unger Zussman A woman I’ll call Bonnie sat in the exam room with her husband, waiting for her oncologist. They held hands without speaking, wearing thin, brave smiles. (I’ve given Bonnie a pseudonym, and refrained … Continue reading

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Harlem Street scene, 1988. Photography by Andreas Economakis. GRACELAND by Andreas Economakis 1988. A summer of cut-off shorts, cocaine, drinking, bicycling around Manhattan, dreadlocks and fun.  My girlfriend Marisa and I are hanging out with friends every single night, jumping around … Continue reading

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“My Father’s Potato Death” by Sean Karns

MY FATHER’S POTATO DEATH by Sean Karns The Irish weather demands a black umbrella, but I prefer green over black. I see green in ways the morning light comes up over the green tree divide that separates the city from … Continue reading

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