Veronica Castrillón grew up in Asbury Park, where the view from her bedroom was a carousel, The Pink Flamingo hotel, the Palace Amusements, and a porno theatre.
Carley Moore’s poetry has been published in The Birdsong Collective, The Blue Letter, Coconut, Conduit, Fence, La Petite Zine, Painted Bride Quarterly and is forthcoming in American Poetry Review. She teaches writing in the Liberal Studies Program at New York University and lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn, New York. She is the co-curator of the POD reading series […]
From October 2005 through April of 2006, The Franklin Institute hosted Gunther von Hagens’ Body Worlds: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies. During its seven month run over 603,000 visitors attended the exhibition, making it the most well attended traveling museum exhibit in the history of Philadelphia. Before bringing the exhibition to The Franklin […]
Our Bodies, Our Selves, asserts the title of a prominent guide to women’s health, unequivocally making clear the position of the authors, the Boston’s Women’s Health Collective, on the ancient, ongoing enigma of the mind -body connection: our bodies are our identities. Historically, responses to this intriguing question have ranged from a primarily religious conception […]
The body is important. And yet, the body dies. It seems such an obvious thing, death, and yet we live in a society that has somehow shunned death, as if it were some misbehaving Amish, which, by our disapproval, will somehow fall into line with our desires. But what are our desires? Do we even […]
I am watching a fat kid eat. A girl, this time. With none of the daintiness heavy girls sometimes affect at meals, she stokes fry after fry into the glowing scuttle of her mouth, building steam against the last three periods of the day. When she giggles through her nose at something a friend has […]