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They Still Play Baseball the Old Way

June 13, 2016


They Still Play Baseball the Old Way  My intention when I began writing the poems in “They Still Play Baseball the Old Way” section of a Perfect Throw was to present the Mexico I know and live in through portraits of the members of a ragtag semi-pro baseball team. The Mexico I know is not […]

Honest and Angry

June 11, 2016


Honest and Angry  Robert Joe Stout Editor’s Note: Last Year, I published Robert Joe Stout’s, “Molotov Cocktails,” in which he wrote about the most serious theme any writer can approach: injustice. Stout has written extensively about Oaxaca, and his piece highlighted the oppression suffered by a group known as the Popular Assembly of […]

Then the Soldiers Came

June 6, 2016


“We were going to be there—hundreds of us, maybe even a thousand, from all over the Mixteca. I went, la vieja—my wife and the children no. We were on a bus and just past Nochixtlàn soldiers stopped us—hundreds of them, armed. They made us get off the bus—a revision—they said. Then they said we were […]