By Marsha Owens. As the year begins, a poet reviews her country.
By Melissa Rendlen. Yearning for a better world in this global time of renewal.
By Success Akpojotor. A tale of outlaws and jailers in the aftermath of CDC’s banned words.
By Sean Kelbley. As a new year begins, 2017 relents.
By MaryBeth Gundrum. In Australia, mapping massacres of Aborigines kickstarts a racial reckoning.
By Star LaBranche. Child’s play, for the year that 725 children lost their lives to gun violence.
By Martin Ott. In a fitting final symbol for 2017, a man beats up an ATM for giving him too much cash.
By David Sklar. Censored words in the US government’s scientific bureaucracy inspires poetic analysis.
By Jeffrey Cyphers Wright. Father Christmas has some advice for the new year.
By Sebastian Summers. A veteran of Evangelical Christianity meditates on faith and fire in the Gaza Strip.