Rupert Loydell is Senior Lecturer in English with Creative Writing at Falmouth University, the editor of Stride magazine, and a contributing editor to international times. He is the author of many collections of poetry, including Dear Mary, The Return of the Man Who Has Everything, Wildlife and Ballads of the Alone, and Encouraging Signs, a […]Read more "‘Here I Am’"
Mike Brown is Can we talk about this Bouquet trashed in tire treads Acknowledge you are part of this part of him Left on the street Turn into America’s heat into the space he leavesRead more "To White Friends, On Ferguson"
It’s a gross understatement to note that the US is having a crisis of manhood. We seem to define our gender identities based on comparisons to the other gender. Some men are having a hard time adjusting to their new roles in a more gender-egalitarian world. Feminism has become the scapegoat, blaming successful women for the failure […]Read more "“Male Privilege” is Male Privilege"
I didn’t nestle into the couch this Sunday night thinking that I was old. I mean, recounting the weekend, it becomes kind of obvious. I fell dead asleep on Friday night after two glasses of Angry Orchard hard cider with a shot of Fireball whiskey, collapsing into my bed between two cats and the same […]Read more "Unconditionally Self-Aware"
Dear David Gilmour: Hi there, my name is Emily Walker. You haven’t heard of me because I’m not a great middle-aged, heterosexual male writer like those you will only teach in your classes at Victoria College at the University of Toronto. I’m just one of those “young women who kind of wants to make a […]Read more "A Note Delivered From Down The Hall"
It’s gross that I even have to write this. Recently, Portland Whiskey Bar DJ Nathaniel Knows got more attention than he bargained for when other local DJ’s caught wind of a racially charged image he was using to promote his ‘Whiskey Wednesday’ night on his personal Facebook. (I’m not posting the image here, but if […]Read more "It’s Called Intersectionality. Look it Up."