Conversations


Inside the Making of Penelope Alegria’s “Milagro”

GJP and Penelope M. Alegria discuss "Milagro," Alegria's soon-to-be-published chapbook. Named Chicago's Youth Poet Laureate for 2019-2020, Alegria reflects on her poetic journey, from having her first slam poem "just ripped" apart to creating a collection of her own original work.

A New Kind of Porn is Coming

In audio porn, there’s something symbolic about being directly addressed as you, specifically, are guided to your climax. For all intents and purposes, you’re the main character — regardless of the dynamics in the story.

Massachusetts Drought Forecasts a Turbulent Future

Brittle yellowed leaves cluttered Harvard Yard in early August, well before they typically change color. The fallen leaves are a symptom of a much larger problem: the significant drought currently affecting Massachusetts.