Archives for June 2013

This is Our Everyday Route by Rhonda Lambert

This entry is part 4 of 12 in the series Issue XIII: Summer 2013

        I find myself doing the same thing every day. I wake up; I brush my teeth; I get ready for finger-stick; I wait; I’m escorted down. I take the same route: ride the elevator, walk the same hallways every time for two months. Now I have five months to go at […]

Saturday Night Free by John Maney Jr.

This entry is part 1 of 12 in the series Issue XIII: Summer 2013

She threw my ring in a passing field of clover slapped me hard yelled IT WAS OVER! At night I cried for days couldn’t eat my body hurt I needed her heat to warm my lonesome life like she’d done before but I was thrown out her slammed closed door thought it was the end […]

A Woman of Color by Shavonne Perry

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series Issue XIII: Summer 2013

My skin so milky brown Poured onto my bones I am a woman of color My eyes dark almond brown Passed down from my mother My lips so succulent A gift of luxury My hips petite but shapely Defines my sultry walk I am a woman of color Uniquely created By a God so great […]

Writing Aloud Reading Series June 24 @ 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate NYC Pride with Writing Aloud, a quarterly reading series created NY Writers Coalition where NYWC workshop leaders and participants share their work alongside award-winning authors, getting previously silenced stories heard by new audiences. This month will feature prose and poetry from NYWC workshops at SAGE, New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth, the Ali Forney […]

The Power of Ten by Deja Rowe

This entry is part 12 of 12 in the series Issue XIII: Summer 2013

  I was told I had ten days to show you me. Ten days to display who I am and how loving I can be. So I counted the days and came up with a plan to give my all to you and be as real as I can. Day one: I was kind of […]