I Saw the Best Socialists of My Generation Cancel Allen Ginsberg

Ginsberg’s politics were consistent only in how he proclaimed whatever it took to convince his willing following that there was something dangerous in attending a poetry reading.

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The Rules for Black Women Dating White Men in 2019

If you decide to date a white boy / You are no longer pro black.

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WE COULD GET DRUNK IN THIS FIELD BECAUSE WE’RE IN A FIELD & WE’RE IN LOVE & WHAT ELSE WOULD WE DO?

by Nicholas Bon I want to find the way through every tunnel— us not ever stopping for gas, tires always at proper pressure, this all awash in new light. I want to shut this machine down so we can grow tomatoes in its ugly chambers. Nicholas Bon is the author of My Circus Mouth (Ghost…

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ONE HUNDRED KNIGHTS RIDE IN, ARMOR RATTLING, SWORDS DRAWN, AND I’M JUST SUPPOSED TO BE OKAY WITH THIS

by Nicholas Bon We have to accept the things we cannot change, they say. Though I guess I could overturn this desk in a fit of spontaneous ecstasy or rage or something else felt strongly. I could spin in ridiculous arcs and destroy this entire museum. Maybe scientists could coax electricity from my manic body. Maybe this…

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The Rise of Red Lit: Where It Is and How to Write It

by James Cactus To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. —Saint Augustine I don’t know where this stuff is coming from. You can’t track it with hard numbers. Or maybe you can, but there’s certainly no one doing the polling. But it’s there, and it’s growing, and it’s more than what’s ignored in…

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Designs

by James P. McNamara When they built that overpass at the end, the one right before the junkyard clutter and screaming axles. They built it for the train tracks on its back, and the trains that pass over so that no truck or bus could travel below. They built the boulevard that breaks beyond sense,…

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