1. The girl with scratched pink ballet flats sat carefully counting her change. Piled on her lap: nickel, quarter, penny, dollar at a time, disappeared into the pocket of a black jacket. Leather, maybe. Her […]
Poet icon Amiri Baraka was interviewed by Rebecca Melnyk in the 2011 edition of 12th Street. On May 9, 2011, at the Barnes & Noble launch of the 2011 journal, he read his controversial poem, “Somebody Blew Up America”. The audio below was recorded live by 12th Street Editor-in-Chief Jen Sky.
On Saturdays in June, Violet would take her Granma for fruit smoothies. She would find her Granma among the other patients, sit her in a wheelchair, sign her out for the hour and wheel her […]