Day: April 22, 2015

Holly Prado: Three Poems

Holly Prado is a poet from Nebraska. Her recent publications (2012) include poetry featured in the literary review Malpais Review and in Askew magazine; in Chiron Review (2014) and regularly on the poetry/art blog She and her husband, Harry Northup, are founding members of Cahuenga Press, a poets publishing cooperative which has been publishing books of poetry …

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Chiraq tattoo on right hand

Drilling Down in Chicago’s South Side Ganglands

Nearly three years ago, an unsuspecting session of listening to local music motivated a 25-year-old Chicagoan to begin a campaign that aims to rescue lives. That day, Julien Drayton, a native of Chicago’s often-seedy Ashburn neighborhood, created the R.I.P. Chiraq (pronounced shy-rack) Foundation after the music he was listening to appeared to be nothing more …

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a couple standing and watching the carousel

The Poetry Circus

The Poetry Circus was inspired by the release of the collection, In the Circus of You, by Nicelle Davis, published by Rose Metal Press. The Poetry Circus is part workshop, community outreach, performance, ride, dance, and creations. This community focused and driven event blurs the line between performer and audience to allow everyone the chance to run away and …

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Light and Time – Painting from Nature

After a busy weekend visiting family, cramming as many important moments with people who mean a lot into tiny moments of interaction, I found myself repeatedly revisiting/re-living these moments. Studying images of the weekend’s events, saved for posterity through various Instagram posts, Facebook albums or on my personal camera roll; I became aware to the …

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Poetry + Murder, Part 7: My Dance with the Manson Women

The final chapter of Poetry + Murder. From 1981 – 1984, as a young and emerging choreographer/director, Sarah Elgart taught dance and created choreography with a small group of maximum-security inmates at California Institution for Women, the state prison. Initially unbeknownst to Elgart, two of the inmates in her class included Patricia Krenwinkel and Susan …

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