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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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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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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