Articles written by: Charles Frederick

Imagining Liberation
Arts & Culture / Convergence / Politics / Vol 3. No. 1

Imagining Liberation

Our cry for the right to love (and be loved) is the fiercest and most radical revolutionary demand anyone could make. It is the demand for the complete liberation of the human body and spirit (with carnal fullness) into the transcendent capacity of our human existence, socially and personally. Love […]

Image Credit: Charles Frederick, Shawangunk Mushroom, (2013-2020). Courtesy of the artist.
Arts & Culture / Climate / Convergence / Politics / Vol. 2 No. 4

Climate Catastrophes

the roses too/ bloomed red that year/ at the wrong time/ (far too early)/ a warning/ (which once again we refused to heed)/ thus against the fields of white frost,/ they were as though stigmata/ (breaking a holy flesh)/ earth signs, bloodletting/ animals at night/ injuring one another/ (my father […]

Image Credit: Todd Stong, Fire (2), (2018), etching ink on paper, monoprint, 24x18". Courtesy of the artist.
Arts & Culture / Health / Vol. 2 No. 3

Earth Wings

I wanted to see you one last time (more)/ before I left and you/ needed to see me with my/ wings open (a nomad’s tent on my back)/ unfurled rising and the sight of them/ hurting you with fear overwhelming on my shoulders constellations of more colors than you had […]

Image Credit: Charles Frederick, Una Noche del SIDA, 2018, Courtesy of the artist
Arts & Culture / Health / Politics / The Reading Room / Vol. 2 No. 1-2

Last Night While I was Dreaming

last night while I was dreaming                 two of my dearest friends (old loves) visited me (needing a place to stay they said         as had once always been so)                       […]

The Hudson River: An Autobiography
Arts & Culture / The Reading Room / Vol. 1 No. 2

The Hudson River: An Autobiography

PART IV: VISIONS IN HISTORY This town’s edge, a collapsing shore, seems always to be where live the poor. In my mother’s time, they called us river rats,/ now the words mix insults/ of race, stones on our tongues we spit at others. * * * * * History’s latest […]

The Hudson River: An Autobiography
Arts & Culture / Convergence / Politics / The Reading Room / Vol. 1 No. 1

The Hudson River: An Autobiography

PART I: Muheakantuck Much earlier, for some thousands of years, there lived here the Lenni Lenape people, “the true people,” thought to be the eldest and who were given deference among other Algonkian speaking peoples of the forest civilizations. They are the first settlers and hence the ancestors of all […]