Restless: An E-Zine

“a canine’s guide for how to catcall a black grrl” by Victoria Newton Ford

This poem is part of our #BlackLivesMatter special issue, guest-edited by Katrina Otuonye. Read more at our #BlackLivesMatter2018 tag. a canine’s guide for how to catcall a black grrl First, sell a centuries old fiction that her body is an already conquered thing.                That her kneecaps, her tongue soft           against her cheek, Read More

“prophecy for alton sterling” by Victoria Newton Ford

This poem is part of our #BlackLivesMatter special issue, guest-edited by Katrina Otuonye. Read more at our #BlackLivesMatter2018 tag. prophecy for alton sterling and his last name meant worthy. meaning he was somebody to somebody. according to the rules of this language, he was born valuable. like a small star, a great Read More

“sally speaks to tom about their daughter beyoncé” by Victoria Newton Ford

This poem is part of our #BlackLivesMatter special issue, guest-edited by Katrina Otuonye. Read more at our #BlackLivesMatter2018 tag. sally speaks to tom about their daughter beyoncé Another white boy has purchased the doll. For a grand total of $14.61.           A brand new inflatable black grrl. Sold. To 3700 Locust Walk. It Read More

“black grrl primer” by Victoria Newton Ford

This poem is part of our #BlackLivesMatter special issue, guest-edited by Katrina Otuonye. Read more at our #BlackLivesMatter2018 tag. black grrl primer And what about the grief? Add that. And anger? Add that. And the loneliness and this fear and all my sins? And them. These are all of your ingredients. You Read More

“House on Fire” by Jonathan Holmes

This poem is part of our #BlackLivesMatter special issue, guest-edited by Katrina Otuonye. Read more at our #BlackLivesMatter2018 tag. “House on Fire” by Jonathan Holmes I will come to you. World. Say that I have been trampled. You will ask, Where are the footprints? The dirt on your clothes? I will say Read More