to This Issue
How "revolution" is conveyed
in this issue: notes from the desk of our editor.
A conversation with National Book Award
winner, the poet Ai.
This year's award goes to New Victoria
Press. Honorable mentions for Bess Press titles; news from Calaca;
and other book reviews. Also: what we recommend for the classroom.
New faces of international feminism: update
on the legal battle to win reparations for the "comfort
women" of the Second World War; a consideration of the cultural
exploitation of Padaung "long-necked" women in Thailand;
an overview of organizations working to end FGM world-wide --
with links to activist groups.
A look at poverty and welfare reform in
the United States, with a special tribute honoring the life and
works of activist Johnnie Tillmon.
Short stories by Kim Jensen; David Lawlor;
Linda Spiegler; Canéla Jaramillo; and John Young. Plus,
a novel excerpt from Ellen Orlean's The Replacement
Jen Grace looks at the "Warrior Marks"
of her body; leading educator and scholar Manning Marable takes
on the "theft" of the new U.S. Presidency; Ouyang Yu
reflects on revolutionary Chinese poetry ... in Australia.
New works from Trinidadian-U.S. author
Samantha Coerbell; the rhythms of drummer and poet Amira Nuha;
recent titles by the sumptuous EA Lynch; poems from Iranian author
Abou Farman-Farmaian, Russian poet Noema Ioffe; and more...
We proudly host The Forgotten
Heritage Series, a gallery of sculpture by Kisangani artist
Augie N'Kele and recent works by Pakistani-Canadian painter Julian
Our current selections of the best cultural
studies sites on the web.