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“her crown in glory” by M.A. Hoak

Listen to M.A. Hoak read “her crown in glory.”

 

her crown in glory

they had my grandmother’s funeral
on a steamy sunday in august
(she’d died in may
but, given the virus,
they’d all been forced to wait)
i do not know if they wore masks
or if they stood six feet apart
i cannot tell you which hymns were sung—
which flowers they laid on her grave
(i hope they were purple; her favorite color)
what else is there to say?… Read more ““her crown in glory” by M.A. Hoak”

Poetry by Jesse Rice-Evans

Listen to Jesse Rice-Evans read her poems, “Patron Saint of Lost Causes” and “[Interlude with Essay abt Pain]”

 

Patron Saint of Lost Causes

after Grey’s Anatomy S01E08

I start a new strain of antibiotics, spend every night you’re out of town in bed fluffed with heating pads, my family thinking I’m certifiable, correlating seizures with visions, chicken with forgiveness.… Read more “Poetry by Jesse Rice-Evans”

“If I Die From Covid” by Siobhan Hebron

Listen to Siobhan Hebron read her poem, “If I Die From Covid.”

 

The following was written on May 17th, 2020 when US deaths were at 84,263; as of August 4th they were at 157,041. If I Die From Covid If I die from Covid, don’t say my life was lost. Because it was taken. If I die from Covid, don’t say I passed away. Because I was murdered. If I die from Covid, know that I died sad and angry. If I die from Covid, please be kind to my family and friends. If I die from Covid, please give the healthcare workers that looked after me gratitude and tenderness. If I die from Covid, hurl my ashes across the White House fence in the legacy of protest and sacrifice for other US pandemics that ravaged populations. If I die from Covid, never, ever forgive this administration. This didn’t have to be ‘what it is.’ For all of the lives we have not had the opportunity to mourn, and all of the wonder those lives did and could have continued to bring to the world.

 

 

Siobhan Hebron is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Los Angeles. She graduated from UCLA in 2012 with a B.A. in both Art and Art History. Hebron’s work takes from her personal diagnosis of cancer and broader dialogues of illness, chronic conditions, disability and ableism, and the sick female body.… Read more ““If I Die From Covid” by Siobhan Hebron”

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