For the Nation
Lisa Jarnot's fourth book of poems, Night Scenes, was published by Flood Editions this year.
Sons of the NationBy María Iñigo Clavo
FEB 2021 | Critics Page
We can think of the nation as akin to a narcissistic father figure that hopes to see his image, feats and aspirations reflected in the citizens
Mark Thomas Gibson: WHIRLYGIG!By William Corwin
MARCH 2023 | ArtSeen
Mark Thomas Gibsons work has always expressed a hope that the citizenry of the nation will embrace a reasonable and diplomatic means of negotiation towards a harmonious co-existence, but in WHIRLYGIG! he acknowledges that political realities may lie elsewhere.
The Art of Eliminating a NationBy Shir Mohammad Karimi
NOV 2021 | Critics Page
What a pain to hear a young woman cry, a thousand wishes gone. A child weeps for the father he has lost. These children did not choose where to be born. And yet, here we are. They are paying the biggest cost for this war of the world. To be witness to the explosion of a bomb in front of the girls school; one can never imagine. Their only crime was the desire to learn. This picture should be a source of shame for the world; it is a pure pain for us.
Dear Friends and ReadersBy Phong Bui
MARCH 2023 | Publisher's Message
Many of us may still remember how the great Athenian statesman Pericles proposed to melt the gold from the statue of Athena, patron goddess of the city, when the war against Sparta was exhausting all of Athenss funds. Which leads us to think about how a symbol can elicit such strong emotional responses from the nations citizens when it is at the risk of being desecrated.