Thank you to everyone who joined us on August 19 for the PDXX Collective reading at the Waypost. Here are our writers!Read more "Reading at the Waypost"
Living in Portland you have to know the name James Chasse. You must know that police tackled Chasse, who was a paranoid-schizophrenic, in front of restaurants in the Pearl District. You must have heard that the three police officers involved alleged that Chasse was urinating when they went to approach him, while many eye witnesses […]Read more "The Message You’re Sending"
I’m really getting worried for men my age. Last month I wrote a piece where I referenced the death of an acquaintance; a guy I worked music festivals with in Canada. What I didn’t tell you then was that his death was a suicide. Two weeks ago I got a call that a friend from […]Read more "A New Lost Generation"
It’s been a weird seven days or so. I’d been dreading Wednesday (May 15th) for a while now, but for me it came six days early and continues on. May 15th of this year would’ve been my grandfather’s 82nd birthday had he not died of dementia on January 29th, 2012. A lot of people have […]Read more "This Week in Grief"
On Tuesday, May 7th, the United States Department of Defense’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office released its annual report on the rising sexual assault cases in the military. The survey estimates that 26,000 active-duty people in the armed forces, 6.1 percent of female respondents and 1.2 percent of male respondents, were sexually assaulted last […]Read more "Collective Response on Sexual Assault in the Military"
About a month ago, several of us responded to VIDA‘s report on the rates at which major U.S. literary and news publishers feature women and men writers. We should not have been surprised to see that the majority of writers in major publications are men, but the figures were discouraging nonetheless. Lest feminists from either […]Read more "Collective Response: Women Writing Opinion"
Renewal, rebirth, and regeneration are all words we throw around this time of year. For me though, this time of year brings a strange heavy and dragging feeling of unbridled anger, a dash of depression, and a thunderous wave of resentment over the last nineteen years. The last time I saw my father I was […]Read more "The Other R-word"