Confessions of an Acolyte: Regarding Jealousy and Ambition
It is hard to know if, should my love be requited in the way I want, I will lose my jealous streak. If you are reading this and it is bound into a book or published under some sober masthead, then maybe I have my answer.
Porter House Reads: Mermaid Edition
Reads that keep you swimming!
Porter House Review: The Inaugural Audit
In Porter House Review’s mission statement, we write that “we seek unique perspectives from both established, award-winning authors, as well as emerging and underrepresented voices from around the world.” While representing voices from historically marginalized communities has been a broad goal for the journal, the editors at PHR decided to take the next steps: public accountability for the race and gender makeup of our contributors, and concrete, measurable goals to improve the diversity of voices in the journal.
It’s Complicated: Or How I Got Sucked into an Unhealthy Relationship with My Book Proposal
Sadly, I think my biggest fear had something to do with stigma. I still did not completely trust myself or my own experience because I’ve lived with a diagnosis, labels, and generalized hurt for so long.
Wahala Visa: On Nkiacha Atemnkeng’s Viral Publication and Encounters with Consular Officers
All the sacrifices he had made to earn invitations to reputable artist colonies abroad, only to be rejected by a consular officer with glee. Nkiacha took the embassies’ collective declaration of his unfitness for travel as a writer and poured all his resilience into it.
Borne Back Ceaselessly into the Public Domain: The Great Gatsby’s Copyright Protection Reaches an Ending
“A day will come, when, in the eye of the law, literary property will be as sacred as whiskey, or any other of the necessaries of life.” — Mark Twain Bubbling to the surface on New Year’s Eve 2019 was the nostalgic promise of a second wave of the Roaring Twenties, a decade defined by […]
Artist Spotlight: Nick Perry
Nick and I met in December of 2014 at a holiday party in Lawrence, Kansas. I had just graduated from university and my immediate mission was finding a source of income while keeping my hopes alive of becoming a writer. In the beginning of our collaboration and friendship, we both found common ground in that […]
How I Entered a Pandemic while Healing from a War’s Wounds
What’s the difference, if there are any, between a war and a pandemic? Both are fatal, both allow fear to fester in our bodies, and both prevent us from carrying on with our lives until we somehow get used to it. I’ve experienced both, no break in between to heal the wounds of the war, now with constant fear of illness residing in my body.