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Dena Igusti Defies Death in ‘Cut Woman’

Dena Igusti navigates the complexities of being in “an invisible diaspora” in her forthcoming book Cut Woman, published with Game Over Books.  Cut Woman is a collection of poems that tackle grief, loss, and anticipatory mourning as a result of Igusti’s experiences as a Muslim Indonesian survivor of female genital mutilation.  “One of the things […]

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New Grit: 10 Vivid Songs Released in 2018 That’ll Take You Away

You can check out the full playlist on Spotify. Madeline Lessing is a poet, songwriter, and DIY scene-baby based in Boston, Massachusetts.  

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Edge Petal Burn: The Chaotic Depth Of Olivia West

(Photo by Kit Castagne) Despite art being open to endless interpretation, I feel fiercely protective over the way Edge Petal Burn’s Glass Cannon is received by people. I am anxious about the mainstream’s habit of putting finality and forgiveness on narratives involving trauma against marginalized people, without the consent of the artist who was traumatized […]