Christopher Al-Aswad Prize

Chris Al-Aswad was many things, writer, artist, editor, and his own kind of community organizer, as a builder of community through the generosity of his spirit and personality, through social media, and through the extraordinary online journal that is his legacy. When he died just weeks ago at the profoundly sad age of 31, the […]

Eating Poetry (XX) – blessing the boats

For Chris Al-Aswad 1979-2010 Artist, Writer, Social Media Maven, Generous Spirit, Creator and Editor of Escape Into Life —— blessing the boats by Lucille Clifton (1936-2010) may the tide that is entering even now the lip of our understanding carry you out beyond the face of fear may you kiss the wind then turn from […]