Issue #29: Rage

Welcome to the Wild Word

Spotlight

Maria Behan on calling out the wrongs in today’s America and standing strong against Trumpism

Behind Domestic Lines

Jami Ingledue on the nature and power of her rage and being on the right side of history

Gaze

Irena Ioannou on parenting her son to be a man and on the issues of violence and equality

A Simple Prayer

Debra Smith on the spectre of school shootings as a school secretary and why they are all her kids

COLUMNS

Spotlight

Spotlight

Maria Behan on the malignancy of Trump, immorality overload, and America as a banana republic

Behind Domestic Lines

Behind Domestic Lines

Jami Ingledue on the damage done by the patriachy and how to raise boys in this era of Trump

Roar

Roar

Lorna O’Hara on the upcoming Irish abortion referendum and on imagining a more compassionate Ireland

Brazen

Brazen

Melanie Schoo on the blowback to activism, #NotAllMen, and how good guys can actually make a difference

Not Another TV Dad

Not Another TV Dad

CL Bledsoe on growing up in the Bible Belt, faith, and the demons that haunted his dreams

Head Above Water

Head Above Water

Tim Clark on dreams past and present, big and small, and the love of a good story

Editorial

Editorial

Our editor Kusi Okamura on why Venus is rising and how women are finding their place in the world

Not Another TV Dad

Not Another TV Dad

CL Bledsoe on student activism, learning politics, and the power of a zine

Brood

Brood

Robert Taylor on Kanye’s tirades, fandom, and becoming ourselves

Gaze

Gaze

Irena Ioannou on the dream of gender equality and the work that still needs to be done

Soapbox

Soapbox

Mike Hembury on militant feminism, inspiring acts of courage and collective change

ORIGINS

FICTION

Origins

Origins

In our new ORIGINS column poet Jessica Purdy writes on the inspiration behind her poem ‘Dream Meteor’

POETRY

Sandra Sarala

Sandra Sarala

Sandra Sarala’s poems ‘Nocturnal Emission’ and ‘I am not a dream’

Steve Kleptetar

Steve Kleptetar

Steve Klepetar’s poems ‘Swept with Rain’, ‘The House of Hills’, and ‘A Trail of Crumbs’

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