Tagged Social Justice

The Art of the Manifesto

by Mary Ann Caws The beginning of the 20th century witnessed what Mary Ann Caws has called “The Manifesto Moment” —a ten-year period of “glorious madness” in which nearly every -ism that we identify with Modernism proclaimed its existence. These manifestos were written predominantly by young writers and artists; one might even say that the…

Finding Light at Rikers Island

The following is an excerpt from Liza Jessie Peterson’s forthcoming book, ALL DAY: A Memoir of Love and Survival Teaching Incarcerated Kids. Liza began teaching creative writing at Rikers Island, New York City’s male jail complex, as a teaching artist in 1997. In 2008, she returned as a full-time GED teacher for the NYC Department of…

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