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SOAPBOX

Mike Hembury on the devastation that is climate breakdown and the rebellion to save the planet

BEHIND DOMESTIC LINES

Jami Ingledue on the joy and benefits for all of ignoring our kids

THE BOOK DOCTOR

Our new column by Caroline Donahue about all things writerly and writing

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COLUMNS

Head Above Water

Head Above Water

Tim Clark on a tale from the past about a man, his sandwich and the resulting showdown with a cement mixer

Other Father

Other Father

James Prenatt on hungering for more from life, the responsibility of parenthood, and being good enough

Behind Domestic Lines

Behind Domestic Lines

Jami Ingledue on the joy and benefits, for both kids and parents, of ignoring our kids

Soapbox

Soapbox

Mike Hembury on the devastation of climate breakdown and the growing rebellion to save the planet

Not Another TV Dad

Not Another TV Dad

CL Bledsoe on the all-consuming nature of anxiety and managing it in every-day life

The Book Doctor

The Book Doctor

In our new column The Book Doctor, Caroline Donahue writes on the hunger to write and writing habits that work

Guest Column

Guest Column

Jim Ross on his love of teaching and the highs and lows of his time as a substitute teacher

Gaze

Gaze

Irena Ioannou on how poverty and hunger makes women vulnerable to prostitution

Letters from Berlin

Letters from Berlin

Annie Mark-Westfall on the nostalgia of her grandmother’s cooking and learning how to eat when hungry

FICTION

The Other Half

The Other Half

Our new fiction serial by Kate Katharina Ferguson – this month’s installment ‘My Wife, the German Chancellor’

POETRY

George Franklin

George Franklin

George Franklin’s poems ‘Agua’, ‘Caffè Corretto’, and ‘Yellow Peaches from Chile’

Mary Lee

Mary Lee

Mary Lee poems ‘Leftovers’, ‘A room with a table and a fire’, and ‘Thirst’

Sandra Fees

Sandra Fees

Sandra Fees’ poem ‘A Heart-Bearing Thing’

Anne Harding Woodworth

Anne Harding Woodworth

Anne Harding Woodworth’s poems ‘At the Drive-Thru, 5 a.m.’ and ‘Translation Typo’

Charissa Menefee

Charissa Menefee

Charissa Menefee’s poems ‘The Poet Ponders Porridge’ and ‘Future Stores’

Wendy DeGroat

Wendy DeGroat

Wendy DeGroat’s poem ‘What Food (In) Security Sounds Like’

MUSIC

The Jury’s Jukebox

The Jury’s Jukebox

A selection of songs curated by Tim Clark on the theme of hunger to be voted on by you

LISTEN AND LOVE

Songs that make our world go round

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