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Kansas Is Lit

THE BODY POLITIC: Art + Science = Empathy

“The First Time, the Heart (A Portrait of Life 1854-1913)” is a portfolio by Dario Robleto, of fifty lithographs about his research into the history of the human heart, and more specifically, our attempt to record a heartbeat. It is now part of The Spencer Art Museum’s permanent collection.

The Garden of William Burroughs

for Tom King by Denise Low Behind a hedge, poison ivy pokes three-fingered mitts through the orgone box. The backyard lot deepens into tangled sumac

Confronting The Border Machine

The walls outlined in Herrera’s poems continue to close in on present day America. Herrera writes to all parts of our humanity in an effort to tear down those barriers.

In Unison, Ad Libitum

“African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle & Song” is the centerpiece of Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters, a year long national celebration and humanities initiative of African American poetry and an exploration of the perspectives it offers on American history and the ongoing struggle for racial justice. This anthology was made possible with support from The National Endowment for the Humanities, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and Emerson Collective.

Huascar Medina

Literary Editor

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