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The Spectrum

Peter Neil Carroll New Verse News
Peter N Carroll asks: What can a private citizen do when one country invades another, say Russia into Kyiv? What are the choices of intervention?

Domino Effect

Dee Allen Oneblackboylikethat Review
Oakland California poet Dee Allen celebrates the toppling of old idols on public statues, awaiting further movement of the Domino Effect.

How Creative Writing Programs De-Politicized Fiction

Annie Levin Current Affairs
In the shadow of the Cold War, the rise of creative writing programs and ‘show don’t tell’ philosophy drained fiction of its political bite. Author Sandra Cisneros, writing about her college program said: How can art make a difference was never asked