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The Girl Gangs of Pacific Avenue
I was out in the front garden weeding between the about-to-bloom tiger lilies the first time I saw them. Four girls in bathing suits and flip-flops, their mouths popsicle red and Italian-ice blue. The post The Girl Gangs of Pacific Avenue appeared fi
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Four Storytellers Tackle Climate Change
Experts in art, writing, journalism, and policy discuss why climate change is the biggest story of our time. The post Four Storytellers Tackle Climate Change appeared first on Guernica.
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Victor LaValle: Imagine Downton Abbey, but with Smells
The award-winning writer on editing his first anthology, horror versus sci-fi, and the American tradition of voter suppression. The post Victor LaValle: Imagine Downton Abbey, but with Smells appeared first on Guernica.
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The Space Between Us
My daughter was five days old when I realized the love I had for her would fall short. The post The Space Between Us appeared first on Guernica.
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Why We Cry When We’re Angry
I feel like an electric line, snapped from the pole by the wind. A live wire. I spark against the ground. The post Why We Cry When We’re Angry appeared first on Guernica.
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Out of Water
The sea of simpler songs only the drowned and the fish know to sing. The post Out of Water appeared first on Guernica.
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Evidence of V: A Novel in Fragments, Facts, & Fictions
At first it was a pale shrimp curled pink inside V’s belly; now it is a mammal the size of a small cat. V feels its gnawing paws claw at her ribs, feels the burrow of its skull between her legs, a thrashing angry animal fighting at the cave where it’
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Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl
In an excerpt from her new memoir, Jeannie Vanasco grapples with whether, and how, to approach the boy who raped her fourteen years before. The post Things We Didn’t Talk About When I Was a Girl appeared first on Guernica.
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Out Of The Maze
Searching for meaning in madness at London's Bethlem Museum of the Mind. The post Out of the Maze appeared first on Guernica.
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Wendy S. Walters: There Is No Neutral Body
Loneliness, anti-blackness, and the need to tell new stories on the 400th anniversary of the first ship carrying enslaved Africans to the New World The post Wendy S. Walters: There Is No Neutral Body appeared first on Guernica.
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Anne of Cleves
She’d cried because she had expected it to be awful, and it hadn’t been. But she felt embarrassed about the kiss, and she’d asked Sigrid if she could just lie there next to her, if it was all right just to be in bed together, and Sigrid had said, Of
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I Am Telling You What Happened To Me
I keep coming back to the violence before the violence, the moment of narrative rupture. The post I Am Telling You What Happened To Me appeared first on Guernica.
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Carrot Legs
I brought my lips to my calf and licked. I thought, only for a second, that I could taste the faint bitterness of daikon radish. The post Carrot Legs appeared first on Guernica.
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Starshift
In an era of climate change, everything feels strange. Even the places we call home. The post Starshift appeared first on Guernica.
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SIMA Docs: Marie’s Dictionary
Marie Wilcox is the last fluent speaker of Wukchumni, one of the roughly 130 endangered Native languages in the United States. This documentary follows her efforts to keep her mother tongue alive. The post SIMA Docs: Marie’s Dictionary appeared firs
Guernica Magazine21 min readPolitics
Ms. Ming’s Guide to Civilization
For years afterward, Ming dreamt of riding the monkey’s roller coaster to the sun, and in some ways, she actually did. The post Ms. Ming’s Guide to Civilization appeared first on Guernica.
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Everything We Do Not Know
Environmental and personal fallout from the Fukushima disaster continues nearly a decade later. The post Everything We Do Not Know appeared first on Guernica.
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American Folly, American Dream
J. David Bamberger turned his fried chicken fortune into an ecological experiment in the Texas Hill Country. The post American Folly, American Dream appeared first on Guernica.
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Not the Perfect Victim
If sex work were decriminalized, would Alisha Walker still have been charged with murder? The post Not the Perfect Victim appeared first on Guernica.
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My Turn
I seal myself in a coffin and pretend to be dead. That way death is a game of hide-and-seek and not a witness to the terror. The post My Turn appeared first on Guernica.
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Holy Love, Holy Rage
A female, feminist minister on the personal and political battle for reproductive rights in the South. The post Holy Love, Holy Rage appeared first on Guernica.
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Anthems For The Anthropocene
Eco-hardcore music, with its aggressive lyrics and antisocial performances, upended stereotypes of hippie environmentalists—today those visceral live performances match the sense of panic around environmental concerns. The post Anthems for the Anthro
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Two Writers, Not Lovers, and Norwegian Butter
What was she doing here on this mountain with this man, this writer who last year had been given an award for having written the worst sex scene in a book? The post Two Writers, Not Lovers, and Norwegian Butter appeared first on Guernica.
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Susan Choi: The Limitation of Perspective
The author of “Trust Exercise” on her evolving narrative preoccupations and the radical contradictions of adolescence. The post Susan Choi: The Limitation of Perspective appeared first on Guernica.
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Jasmine Fingers
How does the poem keep us there? in memory? in the traces? keep us coming back? The post Jasmine Fingers appeared first on Guernica.
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Bahrain on Horseback
The author returns to the landscape of her childhood to discover it has disappeared, along with many political dissidents. The post Bahrain on Horseback appeared first on Guernica.
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Aya De Leon: Fiction Of Empathy And Escapism
The author of the Justice Hustlers series talks about writing at the nexus of consciousness raising and commercial fiction. The post Aya de Leon: Fiction of Empathy and Escapism appeared first on Guernica.
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Better
The thing was, she had wished a thousand times for a different child. In moments of crisis, she wished passionately that he could be someone else, someone calmer, or more adaptable, or more like her. She hated herself for these wishes because he was
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Back Draft: Martín Espada
The poet discusses his relationship with the late Donald Hall and the power of art, incarnate. The post Back Draft: Martín Espada appeared first on Guernica.
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Plumbing the Silences Between Mothers and Children
Michele Filgate, Nayomi Munaweera, and Sari Botton on a new anthology, What My Mother and I Don’t Talk About. The post Plumbing the Silences Between Mothers and Children appeared first on Guernica.
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