Three Poems by Ebube J

Canines.  There’s this picture of James Baldwin and Nina Simone, he has his arm  around  her, and is smiling with all his teeth. James has huge long teeth.  He is holding his friend, his Nina, as if to say there  will be no use for this turmoil of living if not  for friendships and happiness…

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Grandma Lulu by Zach Murphy

The savory smell of Grandma Lulu’s roasted pork and rosemary potatoes drifted into the living room as Wheel of Fortune played on the television. Riley sat worrying about what might happen if he went back to mom and dad’s house. So he captured the scent in a jar and hoped it’d last forever. Zach Murphy…

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50/50 by Tay Bass

50/50  The line down the center of my body marks the territories between the oppressed and the oppressor. This thin line I walk, is as treacherous as it is sweet. One moment brings  an abundance of joy in the shape of Black bodies and shea butter with a twist of sunshine and the color orange.…

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(Issue 1) Art Feature: Miss Fellatia

Interview by Kimber Monroe. Photography by Joana Meurkens Tony Grunin and I first met in the seventh grade at Professional Performing Arts School. We were immediately drawn to each other. While I was incredibly shy and nervous, Tony was always unapologetically himself. Over the past 12 years, we’ve suffered through middle school bullies, high school…

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