I don’t think I know what it feels like I know I don’t to drag one’s self so slowly “like a zombie” down a cracked hard, rock-cut creek bed in Illinois to be lifted still churning one’s legs to be the subject of such testing:
“…I am also a little tired of offering reassurance. Because I don’t want to reassure people so that they go home feeling vaguely optimistic. What I want is for more people to recognize the urgency of the present moment and become involved in climate activism in their local communities.”
The bottom line is that this is a threat to democracy. It is a threat to the values of equality and diversity that many of us believe in strongly.
“Emit and Edit,” by Heather McHugh, appeared as the Introduction to MQR 57:4, a special issue dedicated to caregiving. McHugh served as the issue’s guest editor. My heart and hand are oftener at odds than I’d expect. Honored to be asked to serve as guest editor
Transformative Language: A Review of Lean Against this Late Hour by Garous Abdoulmalekian by John S. O’Connor
In this volume, the personal is always at war with the political, and boundaries – both geographical and personal— are often blurred, bombarded, beset.