Writing from a Place of Urgency



Not You Haiku

Heavy fault lines Lifeless young bodies lifted Snow gales howl coldly   Lights strung illumine Death’s distracting point not you Buds grow brighter pink   -Jackie Henrion   “Not You” as a (homophonic) comment on the NRA’s refusal to acknowledge... Continue Reading →


March for Our Lives

A lyric poem to march by.   The youth of this nation marched across over 800 cities vocalizing frustration calling for the attention of our government to make a change for the betterment to wise up and rise up with... Continue Reading →



BEATS, Home Issue, December 2017

  CONTENTS Consenting to the Emergency by J'Lyn Chapman How My Father Changed Northern Minnesota by Lennie Hay On Nights When I Am Motherless by Sarah Escue The Road Home by Lindsay Stewart flow grasses by Ivy Walker The Ungardening by... Continue Reading →

Consenting to the Emergency / the Emergent as Consensuality

J'Lyn Chapman   There was The space between [her / his] face and how I felt about it where sunlight condensed from what once was sun a perspiration of minutes sweating between us the door love practiced in me swung... Continue Reading →

How My Father Changed Northern Minnesota

Lennie Hay  

On Nights When I Am Motherless

Sarah Escue   Through the limbs of an ash tree, ash filters, reminds me of the nights we watched the storm from the front door, your cigarette smoke blown through the screen. Tonight, the mutt’s holler rolls over the hills... Continue Reading →

The Road Home

Lindsay Stewart  

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