My title is from the poem by Philip Metres, “Never Describe the Sky as Azure,” in Poetry, September 2021.
A Reservation Over the Fist
Resisting the repressive Texas governocracy is of the essence. Are fisting poses ginned up for camera bytes effective for that?
Where Poetry Is Dangerous
… In cracking down on free expression, the authorities have muzzled the region’s poets, practitioners of a centuries-long tradition.(Sameer Yasir, “As Kashmir Crackdown Endures, Poets Stifle Their Verses,” NYTimes, 9-4-21)
The Eyes of Texas Are Upon You
… A website set up to facilitate enforcement of [Texas “heartbeat bill”] SB 8… invited users to upload “evidence” that SB 8 was being violated, while guaranteeing users’ anonymity…(Jon Michaels and David Noll, “We Are Becoming a Nation of Vigilantes,” NYTimes, 9-4-21)
(c) 2021 JMN — EthicalDative. All rights reserved