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At that Moment by Suzanne Kamata

At that Moment by Suzanne Kamata

I was in the schoolyard singing the Student Brigade song when a B-29 flew overhead. A verse appeared in my mind: Madness reigned on the the bloody battleground of Saipan. After the flash silence the city, destroyed transformed into ruins. Next thing I knew I was sitting in a field barefoot gazing at clouds of […]

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F—- Alla Y’all…by Vanessa German

F—- Alla Y’all…by Vanessa German

F- Alla Yall Motherf-ds, 2012 Mixed media assemblage Courtesy of the artist and Pavel Zoubok Gallery

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The Warrior by Marcy Corprew

The Warrior by Marcy Corprew

Eighteen, freshly out of high school— some regard him as a “kid” you know, still wet behind the ears. He on the other hand, knows himself to be a man— a man with a mission. One fine morning, the sound of birds chirping, the aroma of bacon mingling in the air, and a plate with […]

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Verbal Jihad by Angela Jackson-Brown

Verbal Jihad by Angela Jackson-Brown

She is their teacher, and she fears them.   In spite of all her Liberal tendencies, whenever she hears them speak their words, she is frightened.   To her, their words are 9-11 and blood soaked deserts fertilized with the bones of American soldiers blown to bits by solemn faced Iraqis and Afghanis who speak […]

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In Life’s Tangled Web by Nancy Smith

In Life’s Tangled Web by Nancy Smith

Painting Nancy L. Smith is inspired by internal experience and the external world. She develops each piece using collage and acrylic paint in many layers with a variety of techniques. The result is a delightful array of new discoveries in each piece that captivates the viewer and engages the senses. A native of North Carolina, […]

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The Army by Vanessa German

The Army by Vanessa German

  Army of sculptures for the “i come to do a violence to the lie” exhibit at Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art Photo taken in Homewood, PA by Heather Mull Courtesy of the artist and Pavel Zoubok Gallery, New York

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Forgiveness by Vanessa German

Forgiveness by Vanessa German

  Forgiveness, 2014, 45x55x25 inches Old baby doll body, skateboard, about 100 keys, homewood beads, black weave hair, hope, meanness, old broke toy rifle, ironing board, love, the spirit of protection, hot, like dancing out into the middle of on-coming traffic and not getting hit or hurt at all– just dodging the possibility of destruction, smooth and […]

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chances are by Vanessa German

chances are by Vanessa German

chances are chances are. i may never set anything on fire. it is highly unlikely that i will. burn down any buildings or. do any physical damage to another human being in the name of justice.(unless.you come at me with it. in which case. my mama always did train me to hit hard and often, […]

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Two Poems by Diane DeBella

Two Poems by Diane DeBella

Desert Déjà vu I thought the wounds had healed. The scars, after all, are twelve years old. But the blinding, stinging sand ripped them open in a single heartbeat, and once again, they are raw. I don’t know if I am here or there. The enemy has the same face, the same name. The battlefield […]

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It’s a Food War by Brenda Berry

It’s a Food War by Brenda Berry

Death arrived at 6:13 this morning The Reaper, with glowing white eyes and blood beams dripping from his face, driving a farmers combine swiftly culled the poison stockade. Monsanto’s mutant soldiers, flying toxic cornstalk flags in tribute to man’s ego genius, fell in line as a sacrifice to the mighty King. Amber waves of grain, […]

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