Image Credit: Nicole Peyrafitte, KA Kingston JaunedOeuf (2020). Courtesy of the artist.
Arts & Culture / Convergence / Health / Politics / Vol. 2 No. 3

eye to the eye of the storm
a selection

unbearable witness i do not want to write these words_ escorted by flashing red and blue lights the long white truck an enormous hearse passes slowly down the street through the neighborhood no where to run or hide from its path the stare of its headlights a mark on each […]

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)                       […]

Image Credit: Aaron Gilbert, How A Man Gets A Woman Back, (2016), oil and polaroid photo on panel, 14" x 17.5"
Dispatches / Health / Politics / Short Stop

The Myth of Sexual Violence as Only a Crime Against Women

In our national discussions about sexual assault and sexism that swirled around the Brett Kavanaugh hearing, we veered toward the historical view of sexual assault as a gendered crime. Men played a variety of roles in this national drama—as perpetrators of sexual violence, as raging patriarchs who have been angered […]

In the Crawlspace: Hill, Franken, and #MeToo Pain
Arts & Culture / Health / Politics / The Reading Room / Vol. 1 No. 2

In the Crawlspace: Hill, Franken, and #MeToo Pain

On December 6, 2017, a coalition of women Democrats led by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand—Senators Kamala Harris, Claire McCaskill, Patty Murray, Mazie Hirono, Tammy Baldwin, and Maggie Hassan—demanded that Al Franken give up his senatorial seat as a result of sexual misconduct accusations from eight different women.1 One day later, Franken […]

Down Freedom Road
Convergence / Health / Politics / Vol. 1 No. 1

Down Freedom Road

Last Thanksgiving, my mother sat in her open family room staring before and behind her as she told an animated story to me and my eldest sister. Her attention was distracted by the television she sat in front of while we stood, and the visage of Donald J. Trump that […]