The cover of issue 105 features the work of Jordan Eagles, who preserves blood samples from HIV-positive donors in resin. Plus a photo essay by Antonio McAfee, who recasts soul musicians as figures from art history. Fiction in which Sarah Stone imagines quarantine on board the ark. Yes, that ark. More fiction from Alexander Ramirez on the apocalyptic call for justice. Jewish and Christian calligraphers writing with their whole bodies. The curators of MOCRA-St Louis on responding to the times, from the AIDS crisis to the present day. James K.A. Smith on art, solitude, and quarantine. Rachel Sturges on what we don’t tell kids about God. A conversation with Diane Glancy on the brokenness of language, her love of long-distance driving, and the loneliness of being Native and Fundamentalist. Elisabeth Booze phoning home, family dinners, and the legacy of American violence against Black people. Ann Thomas on what she found while digging up grave markers. Andrew Hendrixson on how to hurt someone with a pencil. Poems by Martha Serpas, Kim Garcia, Robert Stewart, and more.
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