Collecting Uteruses—the American Way

By Donna Snyder, Artwork Courtesy of Alfonso Valenzuela The claims by ICE detainees of trauma by hysterectomies[i] without informed consent is horrifying but sadly not shocking. Throughout much of the 19th and 20th centuries, unethical physicians and governmental agencies have conditioned health care or other benefits on acceptance of sterilization, have performed these surgeries during… Read More Collecting Uteruses—the American Way

Richie David Marrufo and the Tumblewords Project–writing and reading and music and reading and publishing and reading

Last winter, after moping to everyone I knew that I hadn’t written anything all year worth typing up, I found a small notebook under a stack of old bills and flipped through the pages.  It held the almost illegible scrawl of a poem I had written last year in April in a Tumblewords Project workshop… Read More Richie David Marrufo and the Tumblewords Project–writing and reading and music and reading and publishing and reading

Another AMENDMENT to the UPDATE of The revolution came to my front door

Another amendment: The more I read articles and see photographs from the continued demonstrations of protest of the asphyxiation and other killings, I feel compelled to amend my hopeful writing below.  Sadly, the effort to completely dominate our community and discouragement, if not suppression, of our rights to assemble and seek redress includes all the… Read More Another AMENDMENT to the UPDATE of The revolution came to my front door

My Red Fez review of Christina Quinn’s Looking Up the Down Spout

Even in the Absence of Proximity-my review of Looking Up the Down Spout by Christina Quinn   Looking Up the Down Spout by Christina Quinn Poetic Justice Books & Art (Port Saint Lucie, FL) Christina Quinn is a visual artist and poet, born and reared in England, who has lived many years in the Coachella Valley… Read More My Red Fez review of Christina Quinn’s Looking Up the Down Spout

Poetry by Donna Snyder and Lee Ballentine published in Setu Western Voices issue 2020

Setu is a bilingual Hindi-English journal published out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I’m thankful to Setu and to Scott Thomas Outlar, it’s guest editor for the Western Voices issue, for publishing two poems written in collaboration with Lee Ballentine as well as a poem each from us both. My poems in Setu Western Voices issue 2020… Read More Poetry by Donna Snyder and Lee Ballentine published in Setu Western Voices issue 2020

Three poems by Donna Snyder in isacoustic journal and anthology

https://donnajosnyderpoet.wordpress.com/2020/05/04/repost-from-a-few-years-back-person-donna-snyder-three-poems/ Here is one of the poems published by isacoustic in their online magazine and annual anthology.   Rabbit in the moon Rabbit looks down sees barren land, water infrequent. The sun’s biting caress a death blow. A cold too vicious to survive without cariño. Ixchel sent me a lover but chastity had already claimed… Read More Three poems by Donna Snyder in isacoustic journal and anthology

Poesía durante el confinamiento por Covid-19 por Xánath Caraza translations by Sandra Kingery

  Poesía durante el confinamiento por Covid-19 por Xánath Caraza, translations by Sandra Kingery       Sandra Kingery is Professor of Spanish at Lycoming College (Williamsport, PA).  Kingery has published translations of two books by Ana María Moix, as well as a translation of René Vázquez Díaz and Daniel Innerarity; and a number of books for Xánath… Read More Poesía durante el confinamiento por Covid-19 por Xánath Caraza translations by Sandra Kingery

My review of Xánath Caraza’s Metztli, as published in la bloga

Review of Metztli at la bloga Metztli Edición bilingüe by Xánath Caraza (Capitulo Siete; Coacalco de Berriozábal, Estado de México, 2018) Translation by Sandra Kingery and Kaitlyn Hipple Review by Donna Snyder In Aztec mythology, “Metztli” is a god or goddess of the moon. Gender is fluid. In some traditions, Metztli fears the Sun’s fire, in… Read More My review of Xánath Caraza’s Metztli, as published in la bloga