June 14, 2017

Michael Mark: Three Poems

Michael Mark is a hospice volunteer and author of two books of stories, Toba and At the Hands of a Thief (Atheneum). His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, Bellevue Literary Review, Cimarron Review, Cutthroat Journal, Harpur Palate, Paterson Literary Review, Pleiades, Poet Lore, Potomac Review, Prelude Magazine, Rattle, Spillway, The Sun, Tahoma Literary Review, Sugar …

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Hail Trump: Julius Caesar in Central Park

Last summer, the Public Theater’s free Shakespeare in the Park Series unsuccessfully imposed a modern feminist slant on Taming of the Shrew by employing an all-woman cast. This year, they’ve launched the 2017 season with another contemporary take on one of the Bard’s classics with transgender casting, but this time the updating and non traditional …

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Poets, Get Ready!

Cultural Weekly’s Jack Grapes Poetry Prize opens on June 29th, 2017 We will publish the submission URL and information on June 29th. No submissions will be accepted before that date. Cash prizes of $250 for first place, $150 for second place, and $100 for third place, including publication in Cultural Weekly. In addition, five finalists …

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The Theft of a Mother: A Story of Elder Abuse

How my brother and the “homeland” stole my mother from me. * The day I realized that my brother had gone beyond annoying manipulations — from a garden variety mooch veering into possibly criminal, but definitely unethical territory — was the day this past October at my mother’s home in China, when I sat down with three year old …

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