LITERATURE, THE ARTS

Why Should You Even Care About Diversity in Publishing?

Diversity in the publishing industry is and has always been lacking. Examples range from a disproportionate shortage of diverse books to the willful ignorance of book influencers calling out problems within the industry.  In order to learn more about the need for diversity in publishing and what we can do to make a change, I […]

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CULTURE, LITERATURE, POETRY & PROSE

Frankly, my dear, I do give a damn

This honest review of Hazem Fahmy’s Waiting for Frank Ocean in Cairo was in exchange for an Advance Reading Copy provided to the author by Half Mystic Press. . . . In the spirit of full confession, that unsolicited offering that often makes for great poetry, I had never listened to Frank Ocean before I […]

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CULTURE, EMPOWERMENT, LITERATURE

A Coming (of) Age

Featured Illustration: Raúl Gil At the beginning of the year, I read Fatima Farheen Mirza’s essay, Boxing. Mirza had taken an instant and unquestioned leap into my list of favorite authors after I read her book A Place For Us, a story that I keep coming back to in bits and snippets, and even though it has […]

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