I missed you so much, Linebreak, and I’m thrilled to have you back reading submissions and publishing great poets. I have literally read the entirety of your archives multiple times. I just subscribed and encourage everyone who loves phenomenal, accessible poetry to do the same. Thank you for your awesomeness!
I’ve been waiting for months to read Sally Wen Mao’s Mad Honey Symposium. I just started, and it’s kinda knocking me wordless. All I can really manage right now is “damn.” Maybe I’ll be able to say more later. First my mind must gather and salvage the parts of itself that just got blown. Until then, consider this my whole-hearted recommendation.
I want more high-profile insiders within historically “less-progressive” institutions (and I think the NFL qualifies) to speak up and out for what’s right. Liberals can spout off about social justice until we turn bluer (which isn’t to say we shouldn’t), but the people we’re trying to convince will still see us as elitist snobs. When Texas sportscasters and former players act as agents of progressive change within the NFL (and society as whole) they’re more likely to create it.