I, Afterwards

I, Afterwards

nala-e-bebaak / نالۂ_بیباک (noun, urdu): an audacious sorrow The first signs of verbal violence emerged from a constant comparison between his own literary outputs v/s mine. There...

News Flash: There’s No Central Office Called #MeToo

News Flash: There’s No Central Office Called #MeToo

1 I’d already had a bad day when I read Daphne Merkin’s now-infamous Op-Ed in The New York Times, “Publicly, We Say #MeToo. Privately, We...

VIDA Reviews! Interview with Chelene Knight on Dear Current Occupant

VIDA Reviews! Interview with Chelene Knight on Dear Current Occupant

Dear Current Occupant is non-linear memoir that maps Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in the 80s and 90s.  Through writing letters to the occupants of rentals she...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 2 – Kayleb Rae Candrilli

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 2 – Kayleb Rae Candrilli

Do you differentiate between poetry/art and “political” poetry/art? If so, how do you make that distinction? There’s no distinction, and frankly, I’m immediately suspect of...

The Authored Self

The Authored Self

Writing, for me, means freedom. Which is to say, everything prior to discovering writing was entrapment. You cannot desire freedom, you cannot be gripped by...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 2 — Hayan Charara

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 2 — Hayan Charara

What have you been reading, watching, or listening to lately? What new or emerging writer do you want the world to know about? Who would...

Compassionate Curating: Your Experience Is Valid

Compassionate Curating: Your Experience Is Valid

To put it simply, being an editor is difficult—and especially so when you are dealing with work that is crucial, urgent, and traumatic. As an...