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A Journey along the Atlantic Slave Route

Neither blood nor belonging accounted for my presence in Ghana.

A Matter of Appeal

Felicia knew why he was there. He was waiting. Waiting for her.

A River of Stars

For all the stories they’d concocted, the real one electrified them.

A Vacuum Is a Space Entirely Devoid of Matter

I needed a paycheck a lot more than I needed to be kissed.

Acorns

The guards ripped off Mara’s clothes, pinning her head against the wall.

All Good Things Are Surprises

So, Ida, are you a Jew or a nudist? Do you believe in Hanukkah?

All My Pretty Ones

The hound, the leash, the fence, the hens. So many of them.

Amazement

If everyone’s lost on the roads, you might as well fly. Enjoy your life.

America, I Do Not Call Your Name Without Hope

Lost land, this is a song for the scars on your back, for your blistered feet.

American Paradoxes

I recoil from the certitude that religion can give a person; it’s horrific.

An Elegy Beginning and Ending with a Mouse

I let the baby mouse live because I cannot kill what has ears.

As a Girl, I’ve Been Taught

Women should hate it when people whistle at their backs as they walk past.

Barbie Chang Poems

Some days Barbie Chang wants to hang up her Asian boots.

Barbie Chang’s Daughter Asks

Barbie Chang asks why the evil one always has black hair.

Bark

I could not tell what visions were vanishing in the dying slave.

Black and White

If a friend’s family is persecuted, call Sinn Fein on that number.

Blind Date

The engineers seemed ripe for mockery, some more than others.

Bosnia Bosnia

Too bad there is no oil between her legs that 4-year-old Muslim girl.

Broken Arm

A boy who makes dinosaurs from blue clay, each one with three hearts.

Budapest 1984

I saw my mother’s face turn dark like the winter sky before a storm.

Carolina Hall Girls

“Are all the girls really beautiful? Is it true you make out in the showers?”

Carried Away

Lindy knew what happens in the dark behind shut doors: girls tell stories.

Cartoon Art Volume 2010-06

New cartoons by Le Lievre, Warp, Piccolo, Leavitt, and Sipress.

Cartoon Art Volume 2013-02

We'd see them more, but your father and I aren't much for traveling.

Cartoon Art Volume 2013-06

Cartoon Art Volume 2017-05

Convector

The school’s committed to an all-sterile facility by the year 2025.

Cuban Portraits

Tonight these writers lower their eyes and silence their words.

Dear America

Soon I will walk up those same back steps the police took by force.

Dear America

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