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“Mark of The Beast” by Jonathan Holmes

This poem is part of our #BlackLivesMatter special issue, guest-edited by Katrina Otuonye. Read more at our #BlackLivesMatter2018 tag. “Mark of The Beast” by Jonathan Holmes Heat rash on the back of my neck. Nylon on the kneecap of cop who wants respect as bad as I want to breathe. Hot breath Read More

“Deep Throat” by Jonathan Holmes

This poem is part of our #BlackLivesMatter special issue, guest-edited by Katrina Otuonye. Read more at our #BlackLivesMatter2018 tag. “Deep Throat” by Jonathan Holmes I remember I shivered when you touched me. Lips quivered you whispered Everything so bitterly. I remember I remember repetition. I said it once I knew you didn’t Read More

“How to Not Drown” by Yomalis Rosario

This short story is part of our #BlackLivesMatter special issue, guest-edited by Katrina Otuonye. Read more at our #BlackLivesMatter2018 tag. How to Not Drown The tattoo started with a contour of Africa by the curve of his right shoulder. The shape of Barbados, just a little bit smaller than the African continent, Read More

“A black woman’s travels through Norway” by Debra Stone

This poem is part of our #BlackLivesMatter special issue, guest-edited by Katrina Otuonye. Read more at our #BlackLivesMatter2018 tag. A black woman’s travels through Norway I Sailing north to the Arctic Circle aboard the MS Nordkapp on the Norwegian Sea always ice cold. Unnatural like glass. An orange insulated jumpsuit is required Read More

“Blacks’ Arts” by Travis Craig

This poem is part of our #BlackLivesMatter special issue, guest-edited by Katrina Otuonye. Read more at our #BlackLivesMatter2018 tag. Blacks’ Arts everything else plus the reality of revolution part machinery part creatively raging war part violent void of wasted madness seeking wishful fact needed for validity and/or beauty thus further discovering form Read More