Aaron Tyler Hand (@AirInHand) is a writer of poetry and nonfiction currently at the Texas State MFA program. He has previously been published in Faultline Journal, GASHER Journal, Hart House Review, Four Chambers Press, Meniscus, and a handful of Xeroxed zines. In addition to his own creative writing pursuits, Aaron volunteers his time to the prison teaching non-profit Down South Word of Mouth.
Content by Aaron Hand
Gwendolyn Brooks, Vulnerability, and JNCOs: A Conversation with Brian Broome
BY Aaron Hand
You have racism telling you you’re one thing, telling you you’re worth less than white people. You also, sometimes, have this homophobic masculinity in the Black culture that tells you that you should be this thing. The attempt for “Tabula Rasa” is to say that you don’t have to be any of that. This is your life; you can do and say and be exactly who you are. You don’t have to conform to these standards.
Collages of Chaos: Lillian Paige Walton’s Meter Wide Button
BY Aaron Hand
In 2013, a Houston based curator named Max C. Fields premiered the art show Linear Movement on his digital gallery. The show consisted of five paintings by a recent graduate from the University of North Texas. The artist’s work uses oils and inks to create a collage of lines and abstract shapes on organic objects. […]