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For posts before June 2012, please follow these links to our archives.

On the Dry Sea of Sonora

Lollie Butler Chiron Review
Arizona-based poet Lollie Butler’s poetry captures the horrors of refugees crossing the Sonora desert.


Christine Hamm
“Even Andrew Cuomo finds time to call his mother,” explains Oregon poet Christine Hamm, addressing the emotional impact of the long quarantine.

The Unlikely Life of a Socialist Activist Resonates a Century Later

Jennifer Szalai The New York Times
Adam Hochschild here produces a rich biography of the World War One-era socialist insurgent, Russian Jewish immigrant Rose Pastor Stokes, an impoverished cigar worker who counterintuitively married well and never forsook her working class roots.