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Spring 2017 – Shouts and Tears
Shouts and Tears ... processing our new reality

Shouts and Tears … processing our new reality

On January 13, 2017 Nashville’s Dark Horse Theater held space for Jessica Malone’s vision  and Actor’s Bridge Ensemble’s open call to local artists to respond to the pending inauguration of the 45th President of the United States. The name of the mind-blowing curation of theatrical reading, skit comedy, vaudeville musical performances and  a touch of...
Never said his name

Never said his name

Joshua Crandall Lee was born to one Shaunel Lee in June of 1977. In February of this year he shared this poem to the Nashville Skyline tribe and asked if we would publish it … They never said his name… And even though they were the people that loved me most…more than anything in the...
Punctuation is going to have wait ...

Punctuation is going to have wait …

Stammering, stalling, stuttering, stung by a raw cut and a douse of astringent, Letting out air, dripping blood, drowning in fear and shame and filthy habits … No longer able to patch together any justification, any people of interest, any way it can keep going on this way …. Punctuation is going to have to...
The Power of We

The Power of We

My voice. My one voice. It’s message not original. nor cloaked in the power of art For there is no time for that This onslaught is too fast Smothering Daily flooding To overwhelm us with the sheer volume of outrages While we stand, open-mouthed, gagging At the audacity the injustice the blatant lies and mistruths...
changing under my bare feet

changing under my bare feet

It was the steady fall of snowflakes, sticky and persistent throughout the cold night and the even colder morning — that stripped away the feeling that Nashville was getting away from me. I remembered this chill and these arching maples and oaks groaning with the ice building up on their shimmering bare limbs. I sensed...