Volume 3, Issue 14
“oh foaming empire,/ american tide,/ the raccoon mid leap,/ the end of marriage,/ always anonymous,/ never the less // I am the monster.”
-Robin Reid Drake, “drive”
give thanks/ club everything,/ the boys carve names into my bodies. // the biggest obstacles—/ winters, resistance, boiled leaves &/ berries behind the truck stop.
This image depicts the origin of complex cells which, according to the Endosymbiotic model, occurred when an Archae engulfed a simple bacteria. Over time, this simple bacteria developed a permanent relationship with the Archae and became a mitochondrion. The cells in our bodies would not exist without this merging of microscopic communities. This digital painting references the Creation of Adam by Michelangelo, thus casting this moment as a creation story for humanity.
Upon reading this novel, my instinct was to shy away from writing this review because of the subject matter and the problematic way in which it was handled. But if current events have taught me anything, it’s that to avoid these conversations is to veil underlying prejudicial attitudes—and to allow them to endure. It’s important to address prejudice in times of unrest and protest—as it is now, but it’s no less important in times of relative quiet and peace.
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The South is eccentric, to say the least. In its history, culture, and topography. I would love to see work that invokes these eccentricities, while divulging something new and going beyond the scope of the theme at hand.
“What if he doesn’t want you or the baby?” she asks.
“He will have to tell me that to my face,” I say. “I won’t let him run away and abandon his responsibility.”
“And if he’s married?” she asks.
“That’s another thing he will have to say in person,” I say.
For the first time in my life, Mother looks away first.
“The Escape to Candyland is a mesmerizing collection that weaves delicately through the wasteland of life’s pain and struggle, [and] captures the breadth of hope and love contained in the human heart.”