Halloween in the Anthropocene, 2016 Darkness spills across the sky like an oil plume. The moon reflects bleached coral. Tonight, let us praise the sacrificed. Praise the souls of black boys, enslaved by supply chains, who carry bags of cacao under west African heat. “Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat,” sings a girl dressed…
Some kind of nightmare unfolds— but for whom?
By Abigail Carl-Klassen. Africans refugees migrating through Latin America struggle to find a safe place.
Poetry about monumental resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.
After Donald Trump cavalierly bragged about sexually assaulting women (as exposed in a behind-the-scenes video), he played a role on Days Of Our Lives.
By Abigail Carl-Klassen. On Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & the movement for Black lives.
By alex cruse. An unflinching look at digital censorship and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Watch what happens when Poets Reading the News interviews techno-activist collective Saito Group.
By Moira Roth. “How will these children, when they grow up, / Hear news about the world?”
Who haunts the ghost? Who walks the dog? Who mocks the turtle? Who listens to a log? Live by the penis, etc. Shivering in Utopia. Slow smoking October sky. Pave the road with lyres. Orpheus sleeping with one eye weeping. Who would trap a fowl? A special suckerfice. Anyway, I love you. Grab ’em by the antenna.…