Category Archives: Current Events

  1. Island of One-Thousand Days

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    December 2, 2014 by dd3411a

    Historically, we reference the last mile of our life as a green mile. In Stephen King’s novel, The Green Mile, …
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  2. Black Bodies

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    November 4, 2014 by canyoufeelitburning

    It seems that the death of young black men has a “shot heard ’round the world” effect. The world stops …
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  3. Innocence on Death Row

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    March 25, 2014 by canyoufeelitburning

    This series of haikus was inspired by a man named Damon Thibodeaux who spent 15 years on death row, only to be …
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  4. Scarlet

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    February 25, 2014 by J_R_Heaney

    This poem I’ve written, “Scarlet,” is inspired by similarities I see between Ban-the-Box initiatives and the iconic Nathaniel Hawthorne work The …
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  5. Collateral Damage

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    February 18, 2014 by canyoufeelitburning

    This is a found poem from an article about the Loud Music trial’s conclusion. A found poem is a poem constructed …
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  6. Lessons from Orange is the New Black

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    January 14, 2014 by canyoufeelitburning

    Over the last month, I finally found the time to watch the hit Netflix series, Orange Is The New Black. …
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  7. Stand With Detroit

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    November 12, 2013 by canyoufeelitburning

    Finances and economic ability are essential aspects of social justice. Martin Luther King once inquired, “What good is having the right …
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  8. Engage with BleakHouse: Submit to Tacenda Literary Magazine

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    September 21, 2013 by alexamariekelly

    Here’s your chance to get published in BleakHouse’s very own literary magazine, Tacenda! This is a break from the Bare …
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  9. Treat em’ Like Dogs- Or Worse!

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    September 16, 2013 by canyoufeelitburning

    There are some drugs that have such an inhumane effect on animals, that they have been banned in veterinary practice. …
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  10. All Eyes on the Texas Prison System! (For a Good Reason)

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    September 9, 2013 by J_R_Heaney

    Although you won’t hear me say this very often, the state of Texas seems to have gotten something right in …
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