originally on Blackbird Ruin is a promise we make to each other: I am born the day Saigon falls and Lebanon takes to its own throat a club. On that […]
“With this piece and the writing within it, I am treading on the fine line between sensations that accompany life experience such as: exhilaration and terror, fragility and strength, and […]
(originally published in Rattle, #38) INHERITANCE Near Zgharta, Lebanon, 1976 My father at fifteen walked the unguarded streets having learned the cadence of rounds, measuring the distance between safety and crossfire […]
a song about home after Hurricane Sandy.
By Chuck Leddy, originally published at Beyond The Margins My mother was born in County Galway, on the ruggedly-beautiful, wind-swept west coast of Ireland. She was a farmer’s daughter, but never […]
None of it is ghastly. Not the hot nickel in the earhole, not the molars on the awning, not the shrapnel in the nieces. Waziristan is a ripped meniscus. Yemen […]