Argonaut: Poetry by Jesse Rice-Evans

Argonaut   To empty feels good, to purge interior of self, something warm gushing forth, a surge of possessiveness, of jealousy for what shapes my body could take, before my edges grew smudged. Any answer will erase us, I am not alone in this vanishing, how when I walk from the train to my college…

Cards on the Table with Gary Howell

Enikő Vághy: Hello, numinous community, and welcome to another round of Cards on the Table. Today, I have the joy of speaking with Gary Howell who has come highly recommended by our Founding EIC, Fox Frazier-Foley, and Director Emeritas of Digital Outreach, Saumya Arya Haas. Gary, it is a pleasure to speak with you. Would…

Staff Picks for Spring Reading

Social justice is central to Agape’s mission, and we thought we’d share with you some books that have changed and challenged us.

How to Be Sad: Poetry by Risa Denenberg

How to Be Sad If you listen without language, you may hear my grandfather playing Brahms on the cello, grunting every now and then with the effort of an old man soon to die. He played for me that spring I lay sick with pneumonia. I was nine and lonely for my mothership, her planets…

An Ambiguous Utopia: Review of Leah Umansky’s “The Barbarous Century”

The advent of movements like Me Too, Black Lives Matter, the Never Again student efforts against gun violence, and others speak to inevitable and necessary backlashes against misogyny, inequality, corruption, and violence. These movements are reminders of the widening cracks between what’s long been tolerated (and in many cases accepted) and the reality of what…