Into The Wild

Casey over the freeway. San Diego.
Into The Wild

by Idris Goodwin

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Idris Goodwin is an award winning playwright, break beat poet, recording artist and cross-disciplinary performance artist. The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ford Foundation and The Illinois Arts Council have supported Idris’ many performances. Idris’ break beat poetry was featured on season six of Russell Simmons’ HBO Def Poetry and published in the Spoken Word Revolution Redux Anthology, Rattle Magazine, DIAGRAM, WORD RIOT, deCOMP and featured prominently in the forthcoming The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop.

In the coming months Idris is slated to release two hip hop albums and premiere a new one act play with Chicago’s Prop Thtr. Idris frequently teaches, performs and lectures at institutions on themes of arts, culture and empowerment.  Keep up to date at http://www.idrisgoodwin.blogspot.com/




The Ecstatic Cry

The Ecstatic Cry

by Midge Raymond

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Midge Raymond‘s stories have appeared in American Literary Review, Indiana Review, Ontario Review, Bellevue Literary Review, North American Review, the Los Angeles Times and others. Her collection, Forgetting English (Eastern Washington University Press, 2009), received the Spokane Prize for Short Fiction. She lives and writes in Seattle where she also teaches creative writing at Richard Hugo House. Visit her website at www.MidgeRaymond.com.




Geckos

Geckos*

by Jennifer Simpson

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Jennifer Simpson is a writer currently enrolled in the MFA program at the University of New Mexico.


* Originally performed and recorded at the March 2007 DimeStories (née First Fridays) Open Mic