a literary journal published by the Black Earth Institute dedicated to re-forging the links between art and spirit, earth and society
“So few in #Gaza tweeting tonight. No live feed either. Todays power plant bombing was essentially a social media blackout. Now they’re alone” –Nadeem Muaddi @nmuaddi
That missing period
the casualty of 140 character restraint.
I’ll finish it here:
sitting in dark
from bombs & rockets
backs against sea
2 B obliterated
of last century’s
“Bombing a power plant: If Gazans have no power to charge their phones, it’s also harder for them to share evidence of Israeli violence.” –haroon moghul @hsmoghul
Lee Kottner is a New York City writer, editor, former college professor, and education activist. She earned her B.A. at Chatham University, and an M.A. in English at Michigan State University. Her poetry has appeared in literary journals, anthologies, and a chapbook from Blue Stone Press. Stories from the Ruins, her hand-bound, hardcover artist’s chapbook, is part of the permanent collections of both the Museum of Modern Art and the Detroit Institute of Arts. She’s currently working on her next poetry collection (Water from the Well), a novel (The Angels in Orion), and an anthology of adjunct instructor experiences, Teaching Poor.