CALL FOR WORK! HOWL (Humanities Opposition World League) is a progressive collective of artists and scholars; please see our manifesto at https://119howl.wordpress.com/manifesto/ We are seeking art, articles, creative nonfiction, poetry, flash, video, and other creative work for our website at https://119howl.wordpress.com/. You do not have to sign our manifesto to be published, but let us … More CALL FOR WORK!
Michael T. Young’s beautiful literary and political essay on the human voice, in the full meaning of that word. Habitation of the Human Voice By Michael T. Young In the wake of Trump’s election, there is a growing claustrophobia about the world. The streets feel narrower, the air harder to draw into the lungs. What … More Habitation of the Human Voice By Michael T. Young
Enjoy this flash by Chris Mansel with us! Art by Chris Mansel, Untitled The Decline of New America The benefit of silence, he wrote, is to allow the necessary voice of reason to gather itself before bringing the weight of the world to bear. He wrote this on a blackboard and his students copied it … More The Decline of New America by Chris Mansel
Truck dispatcher and poet master Halvard Johnson! Art Credits: Chris Mansel Ever and Ever Some public initiative drops from the sky unexpectedly, our country at last discovered to be some huge misunderstanding, rhyme and reason unknown, as though, freshly ashore after some long voyage, the solid ground un- nerves us, and land legs scuttle sideways.
Political L-A-N-G-U-A-G-E by James Cervantes! Art Credits: Chris Mansel A Primer Headlines issue asymmetrically from beneath the dome, from the symmetrical rotunda where suits circle clockwise and counterclockwise, up and down stairs, the congress of suit and constituent, wholly or in part duly elected from across a blank, white map that shall be colored so … More Where One State Ends and Another Begins: a Primer by James Cervantes
The founder of 10o Thousand Poets for Change, Michael Rothenberg, offers us this lovely Moroccan lyric! Photo credits: Alice Sieve “PLUS C’EST LA MÊME CHOSE AGADIR” Simmering tagine Eel and peppers Braying donkeys and alley cats Doves gathered at the gates of the souk Amber resin beads and lapis lazuli The saffron glow of Moroccan … More PLUS C’EST LA MÊME CHOSE AGADIR
Vocals by Ekayani; produced by Tom Glide; music and lyrics by Michael W. McHugh.