On June 12, 2016 a man entered PULSE, a gay nightclub in Orlando Florida and used a SIG Sauer MCX semi-automatic rifle and a 9mm Glock 17 semi-automatic pistol to murder 49 people and wound 53 others. The club was hosting Latin Night. The vast majority of victims were Puerto Rican and Latin@. This […]

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Brendan Constantine’s work has appeared in FIELD, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner, and Ninth Letter, among other journals. His latest collection is ‘Dementia, My Darling’ (2016 Red Hen Press). He has received grants and commissions from the Getty Museum, James Irvine Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.  He currently teaches poetry at […]

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Paige Lewis Reading “We Are Surprised” by Ada Limon Paige Lewis is an Assistant Poetry Editor at Narrative Magazine.  Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Cincinnati Review, The Journal, Ninth Letter, and elsewhere. Kaveh Akbar Reading “THICKET” by Kazim Ali Kaveh Akbar founded and edits Divedapper.  His first books, Calling a Wolf a Wolf, will be out […]

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Ellen Krout-Hasegawa is a writer, gender-queer Angeleno, sometime artist, and lifelong flaneur.  For over 15 years, she wrote for the LA Weeklyon books, theater, music and good times.  She currently is a former member of the post-Fluxus Yoko Ono tribute band, The Ohno(!)s.   Nina Rota is a writer and filmmaker. Her writing can be found […]

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Poem Read in the video is by the 12th Century Sufi Mystic Ibn Arabi I believe in the religion Of Love  Whatever direction its caravans may take,  For love is my religion and my faith. -Ibn Arabi The day after the Pulse nightclub shooter in Orlando killed 49 people, between The Golden Lantern, one of […]

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Coco Wilder is a queer maker from the U.S. South. Her writing has appeared in Public Pool, Oxford American, The Carolina Quarterly, and elsewhere. She lives in New York City, where she works at the Academy of American Poets and is a MFA candidate at Columbia University.   Previously published on Public Pool   I DON’T WANT TO REMINISCE I […]

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E. PARKER PHILLIPS is a teacher, writer and performer who works across the genres of writing, kink and performance. Parker received their BA in Chinese from Yale and an MFA in Creative Writing from FIU, teaching at FIU and Broward College before opening a BDSM and fetish studio in Miami in 2014 where Parker produced […]

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Lisa Donato specializes in directing, writing, and producing for commercial and indie film productions. Credits include shows for National Geographic Wild, Oprah Winfrey Network, and several short and feature films. Her personal stories have been published in the LA Times, Self Magazine, Curve, 5280, and more. The first feature screenplay that Donato wrote with comedian/writer, […]

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Introduction as written in late August 2015 francine j. harris The video was originally produced in December 2014/January 2015. “The Radio Amateur Is Patriotic. That’s what the manual says. It is your responsibility as an amateur radio operator to pass the word in time of trouble, time of war. Time of danger or disaster. Time of tragic […]

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Places to start: our mother’s heart, first sound to prove our ears—tells us we’re not one; or the fish, fowl, cattle, and thirst for dominion and those words beat to wrought this reality; or one fish, two fish, since two is all one needs to make other of another which explains our clannish ways, and […]

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