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

Hoax

Donna Pucciani Plainssong
Chicago poet Donna Pucciani speaks to the cruel conditions facing young refugees, the idea they are not even people.

The Long Shadow of Racial Fascism

Alberto Toscano Boston Review
Recent debates have centered on whether it’s appropriate to compare Trump to European fascists. But radical Black thinkers have long argued that racial slavery created its own unique form of American fascism.

Bedtime

Peter Neil Carroll
Fear of the dark, how people felt on the eve of the presidential election, 2020.

America Starts Here

Dean Rader Los Angeles Review of Books
This "remarkable collection," says reviewer Rader, "is the most inclusive and the most comprehensive anthology of Native American poetry to date."