Self Portrait as Racing Pigs

Joseph L. Dahut is an MFA candidate in Poetry at New York University whose work has appeared in The Drake, Tail Magazine, and The Sand Canyon Review, among others. Joseph lives in Brooklyn as an educator, poet, and fly fishing guide. Self Portrait as Racing Pigs Eating fried anything, betting on piglets running the removable […]

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the tower

Sylvan Lebrun is a student, poet, and musician living in Tokyo, Japan. Her work has been previously published in The Lavender Review, Bitterzoet Magazine, The Fourth River, and Crab Fat Magazine the tower a wildfire is started at torres del paine national park how much longer? asks the daughter of the mother i have not met yet sharpened ribbons […]

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The Unsinkable Effie Brown

As sane, reasonable members of society, the fantastical entertainment industry raises important questions. Questions like, who keeps greenlighting Adam Sandler movies? Why wasn’t Wild given a heftier Oscar push? Why does Jennifer Lawrence have to write essays demanding to be paid a wage comparable to her male counterparts? How in the name of all that […]

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False Identity

We construct many forms of identity.  An amalgamation summing to the concept of “me.”  Religious identity, sexual identity, gender identity, racial and ethnic identity, intersections of identities.  Conflict arises from seemingly opposed identities within a person and between people.  Macroscopically, identity conflicts wage wars.  Something of tantamount importance to us, yet also sometimes fluid or […]

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pale risks

if it wasn’t so easy to be an activist through twitter if the protest didn’t happen during the football game let me explain if i had skin in the game more time if it was like Selma if my daughter’s life was or my son i’m about to leave this city for good but right […]

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Shit My (Non-Biological) Kids Say About Race And Gender

This guest contribution comes from Sarah Gladstone, a California native living in the San Francisco Bay Area, and regular contributor to Huffington Post and Ravishly.com, a feminist news+culture website and cross-posting collaborative partner of PDXX Collective. She is a writer, a woman, a daughter and a friend, in that order. Sarah is a lover of language, laughs, libraries, […]

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The Real Game of Life

When Rich Peverley collapsed and had to be resuscitated in the tunnel behind the bench during the March 10th Dallas Stars and Columbus Blue Jackets NHL game, his extreme medical emergency didn’t just draw massive attention because everyone thought they’d just watched a hockey player die live on TV. It also set off an unprecedented […]

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Black Like Me

During the fall of 2009, a bunch of people thought I was black. Since you can’t see me, I’m just going to take a second to point out that I’m not black.  In fact, Casper the Ghost has been known to rock a better tan than I have.   I am pale, freckled in the way […]

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