From here I see three states at once: Virginia underfoot, Kentucky and West Virginia making up the vista, all three joining hands at the Tug. I wish you were here. The train is passing. It passes for a long time, wending uphill, around the bend and tunneling. They live for the chug, here, […]
IDA STEWART holds and MFA from Ohio State University and is currently in the PhD in Creative Writing program at the University of Georgia. Her poems have appeared at several national literary journals.
“You can have my right arm, but you’ll never get my mountain.” —Larry Gibson, on his stand against mountaintop removal coal mining This is a point: a green island in a sea of scar, a rise not unlike his potbelly under the neon green t-shirt— and what with the hilltop cemetery like a belly […]
Issue 2 Winter 2010 TAO AIMIN is known for her anthropological works made from the washboards of rural woman. Over the years she has collected thousands of these boards, recording the stories and faces of the women whose hands wore these boards down through the recursive repetition of monotonous labor. Creating installations and experimental ink […]
ART curated by Maya Kóvskaya PRACTICES, POWER & THE PUBLIC SPHERE: Dialogical Space & Multiple Modernities in Asian Contemporary Art ART NONFICTION Maya Kóvskaya Public Action Art and Performative Interventions in the Chinese Public Sphere ART NONFICTION William Hurst (performance photography by Han Bing) ORPHANS OF PROGRESS: Workers and Political Discourse in Post-Socialist China ART […]