Vol. 3, Issue 12

“There was brutal honesty in the words of Mari Pack, about her disabled body moving through an abled world. The systemic oppression faced by bodies not perceived as ‘normal.’ In ‘The Cost of Things: On Illness and Privilege,’ Pack’s father begs: ‘Please,’ he says. ‘Be kind to my daughter.’ There was anger in Erynn Porter’s pieces: ‘To be chronically ill is to be vulnerable…out of focus.’”

-A. Poythress, Review of Her Plumage from Quail Bell Press

Not Indians | Visual Art

Not Indians | Visual Art

Not Indians My parents made a family tradition of dressing their children thematically each Halloween. The snapshot shows my brother and me dressed as “Indians” for Halloween. In the mid 1950s there was little sensitivity to indigenous people or the possibility of...
Martha | Poetry

Martha | Poetry

you unknown root my wild card I had you, old woman with still-dark hair squatting by the wood stove hardly glancing at the tiny girl, the post-war baby. my daddy told me we were Blackfoot from you. so in cowboy games I wore backyard feathers. later in his dream west...
Quail Bell’s Her Plumage | Book Review

Quail Bell’s Her Plumage | Book Review

Her Plumage: An Anthology of Women’s Writings from Quail Bell Magazine Edited by Christine Sloan Stoddard and Gretchen Gales ISBN: 9780464635963 Quail Bell Press, Nov. 30, 2019 204 pages, $24.99 Quail Bell Magazine was founded by Christine Sloan Stoddard in...