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FWR Monthly: September 2015

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Meditation frequently asks its practitioners to ground themselves in their bodies through a series of structured “noticings.” You are gently urged to press yourself into your chair, press your feet into the floor…

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FWR Monthly: August 2015

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The idea of voice has been hot on my mind lately. I think the ongoing work of folks like Amanda Johnston (one of the founders of Black Poets Speak Out)…

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FWR Monthly: July 2015

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For this installment of our new monthly “mini-issues,” I wanted to present a small folio on a genre which seems to gain more and more attention, particularly among poets — the “photo-essay.”

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Ghosting, Invisibility and the Erasure of Particular Bodies: A Spell by Chris Abani

Introduction by Poetry Editor Nathan McClain: At our 20th annual Cave Canem Retreat last week, I learned that a camera, no matter how good a camera, is mechanical. This sounds like a simple statement, I know, but what it means is that a camera doesn’t see what you see; a camera only sees what’s in front […]

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ON THE PHOTOGRAPH: AN INTERVIEW with Rachel Eliza Griffiths

from FWR Poetry Editor Nathan McClain: While at Cave Canem, I had the opportunity to chat with, and interview, poet and photographer Rachel Eliza Griffiths on the functionality and nature of photography and, more specifically, how aspects of the gaze and engagement contribute to a photo’s overall work. Her responses were far too wonderful and […]

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TWO POEMS by Sierra Golden

LIGHT BOAT n. A small fishing boat equipped with several 1,000-watt light bulbs hung from aluminum shades to attract squid to commercial fishing grounds. Jesse isn’t really a pirate, but the Coast Guard thinks so when he calls to say he found a body. It doesn’t matter that she’s still alive, so cold she stopped […]

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TWO SHORT STORIES by Kevin McIlvoy

The Luthier’s mother’s mouth’s openness The Luthier’s mother’s mouth’s openness, her hands’ finger’s tremblings, her red hair’s fires’ warnings. It’s what you saw if you were making your last visit to her ever. You were the Luthier’s mother’s Possession when you walked into her son’s guitars’ home, in which son and mother also lived together […]

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FWR Monthly: May 2015

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Starting this spring, we’ll be sending our subscribers monthly “mini-issues,” each one edited by different members of our staff. We see these monthlies as a chance to showcase more great work, and explore…

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