l u c e m
july is a sticky-sweet battle-song.
this is not what we expected, but it is what we needed.
the air is thick, this time with tear gas. with the breath of protest, the beating heart of
rebellion and righteous revolution exposed to the burning sun and barrage of
bullets. fan the flame, feed the fire, embrace your friends, your fighters, the
strength in your homes. the seeds are growing tall and wild and unbreakable.
h a p p e n i n g s
the poet is still accepting submissions for an experimental zine of works from quarantine. to contribute,
please email high-res photo submissions to email@example.com, along with a brief bio and description of the piece.
pen names are welcome, as are submissions from all skill levels. seeking specifically art photography and collage art
as well as art that incorporates poetry. participants will receive free PDF downloads of the final
product as well as a reduced price on print copies through Lulu.
EARTH IS FULL; GO BACK HOME is out! available via ebook here
there have been some issues with distribution that you can read about here
for the time being, if you're interested in a physical copy, please contact me directly!
if you've already purchased the book and loved it, please consider leaving a review!
f r o m t h e p o e t ' s d e s k
"The men devour the forest, yet fear it when it begins to devour them back. This is a lesson."
- m. r.
l i t e r a t u r e
the starless sea by erin morgenstern
the most striking magical realism the poet has ever read. a beautiful
world of underground caverns brimming with books and stories
that haunts and enchants, escapism with that particular
dash of a deeply rooted life lesson.
lizzie, speak by kailey tedesco
a communication with Lizzie Borden, invoked in voice as a spirit and a
history, conjured after years of silence. poems that give
voice to Borden herself, after so many years.
the new jim crow by michelle alexander
recommended to me by a coworker at a bookstore, a long
time ago. an educational exploration of "The New Jim Crow" system --
mass incarceration and its wide-reaching, detrimental effects. a history and a
modern exploration by Harvard lawyer Michelle Alexander.
don't read the comments by eric smith
i was gifted a copy of this by the author! a wonderfully geeky tale about enjoying
what you love and standing your ground in the vicious, virtual world that is
the modern internet, with characters you'll love and wish to be.
fuck the bread. the bread is over. by sabrina orah mark
another nonfiction piece for the Paris Review contemplating the connection
between motherhood and fairytales in the time of COVID-19. this was
on last week's newsletter, but it's still so applicable and unique.
m u s i c
join the riot by paddy and the rats
tomorrow's money by my chemical romance
a shot in the dark by a day to remember
glory and gore by lorde
paint it black by ciara
a c t i v i s m
resources for the current climate:
Ways to Help
Philly Centric Cop-Alternative Resources
p h o t o g r a p h e r s & a r t i s t s
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- m. r.