ON SURVIVING | Cassandra Myers

“The word Survivor links to a history, links to some of us who have not survived.”  Violence drove me to madness in an ambulance, that red white and blue hearse.  My abusers took turns at the wheel. Checked me into the hospital. Waved from behind the glass.  The intake bed’s parchment dress – white like…

SHARUM Completes First Show Week

SHARUM wraps up the first week of its NYC debut at The Players Theatre, with two weeks left under its Self Production Residency.  SHARUM, written by Mohammad Murtaza and Dena Igusti, is a documentary theatre piece that follows a Muslim family based in Queens, New York. The story follows the wedding of the oldest daughter,…

Guest Column: Five Hot Artists on Music They’ll Never Get Over

PINK NAVEL on Just Got Back From Discomfort — We’re Alright (photo by Michael Taylor) An album I’ve been heavily revisiting is “Just Got Back From Discomfort — We’re Alright” by The Brave Little Abacus. I think this band is the definition of hopeful emo, as well as one of few bands that really subvert…

Beautiful – Lennix

My body is speaking to me The tongues of my skin Speak languages that do not reach my mouth. Whisper sweet nothings, to which I can not reply, the words caught in Linguistic purgatory Trying to translate beautiful a noun, a possessive word beautiful, The word is stuck in the spit of man as he…

Event| #Bersatu: A Meetup for Lombok

Indonesia’s Lombok has been jolted by two major earthquakes and hundreds of aftershocks in the past week with a 6.4 on July 29 and an even more devastating 7.0 on August 5. The death toll of the 7.0-quake has been continuing to climb (it’s up to 98 at the moment), hundreds have been wounded, and thousands have been forced to evacuate…

Moon Shift:A Pisces to Aries Playlist| Madeline Lessing

moon shift: a playlist in celebration of the moon shifting from Pisces to Aries, the month from July to August, and our emotions from meditative to motivated. these songs are to remind you that feeling intensely is important and powerful, especially when you express it out loud.   Madeline Lessing is a poet, songwriter, and…

Quick Links: Teaching Poetry

When it comes to teaching poetry, lesson plans have to be catered to the demographic you are aiming to teach. While we can’t create a syllabus for every type of student, we can provide resources that can help you introduce or further deepen your students’ understanding of poetry. Important: Accessibility Guide– created by Poetry Out…