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_Lying to Live_ 

Inspired by the 1971 SOUL! Discussion program featuring Nikki Giovanni & James Baldwin  James Baldwin said that he could never lie to the ones he

Three Pieces by Maddie Hinrichs

Lovers Mural Ripped Off The Deer’s Revenge My paintings combine the two separate realities of South Netherlandish unicorn tapestries and dated midwestern interiors that are

dream life of night owls

For Sara Zalek   it’s easy to learn three chords on the guitar and sing about the world as if it’s carried around in a

Mother In Five Portraits 

1. at the kitchen prompting the click-clack of pots & wafting aromas.  2. on the prayer rug bowing day & night to ward off misfortunes. 

Women’s Council

My chosen mission is to tell — over and over — the often untold stories about women via abstract portraits. Abstracts have the ability to

Auto-vivisection

tossed my hair on my ex’s doorstep today. deflated like a dark dead cat. left my left less calloused hand and bleeding wrist deep in

Ancestress

girl—such a small someone sits as she’s told    while I [at her age] kept my foot in the door    comma-hooked & ready   

Queerphobic

All the love in my life Starts with a Black woman Black girl blink And my heart goes still Black girl breathe And I hold

Gender Reveal

As a cis woman, gender reveal parties have been little more than an annoyance to me. I’ve always resented the celebration of revealing gender as

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