Poems by Joshua Merchant

Outside sounds like the family of cardinals- or the grief of lightening we survive together and still mundane- the walks from home. the movies. grocery store or dinner table. the vastness of it all. the field of horses behind my apartment that bring me to a pause. can’t see the face but I know somethingContinue reading “Poems by Joshua Merchant”

Light Spots: Poetry.

Sylvia Bernhardt Light Spots Blind courage  Has moved me once more. Scabbed yet gently painted, My toes brush the dirt aside To check for glass or unknown Hurts. Others, Blind in their own respects, Dropped spilt or threw On the path I trod. Pilgrims passing through will Look upon me, with jealous Tired, eyes. BeneathContinue reading “Light Spots: Poetry.”

Global Arts Fund

“Established in 2013 and building on our legacy of funding for the arts, Astraea’s Global Arts Fund supports, showcases and connects impactful art by LGBTQI people and organizations that are using art as a tool for social transformation and have limited access to resources for this critical work.” I recently came across this organization andContinue reading “Global Arts Fund”

PASS WITH CARE: a review

COOPER LEE BOMBARDIER navigates his journey to a sense of belonging through art, stories, and performance. The essays take us from a working class childhood in South Shore of Boston to San Francisco, Santa Fe, on tour across the States with Sister Spit, and more recently north to Canada where he calls home. His workContinue reading “PASS WITH CARE: a review”

We Had No Rules: a review

Corinne Manning Arsenal Pulp Press, May 12, 2020 Corinne Manning’s debut collection of short stories takes us into the messy world on contemporary queer life, navigating assimilition versus rebellion and fitting in versus belonging. Written in the first person, the narrators tell of gay divorces, break ups, hilarious at times, sexy as hell at others,Continue reading “We Had No Rules: a review”