Only 50 percent of kids growing up in poverty will earn a high school diploma. Just one in ten will graduate college. Compelled by these troubling statistics, Heather Kirn Lanier joined Teach For America (TFA), a program that thrusts eager but inexperienced college graduates into America’s most impoverished areas to teach, asking them to do whatever is necessary to catch their disadvantaged kids up to the rest of the nation. Learn More
Defecation, Dumpster-diving and decaying old-world grandeur are but a few of the chunks backing up Waste, the latest “theme” issue in the award-winning Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore! series from Eight-Stone Press. Learn More
'Tattoos tell stories, even when they don't. They speak of who we are, where we've been, where we're going. They demarcate (or, sometimes, establish solidarity between) both the viewer and the body in question, to which the photographs, poetry and prose within the pages of Skin Deep will attest.' - from the introduction Learn More
The word “Hon,” as an abbreviation of the word “honey,” is hardly unique to Baltimore. Indeed, in cities all along the Eastern Seaboard, and beyond, you will find the term employed with varying degrees of affection, from the waitress pouring coffee to the mother addressing her child. “Hon,” in fact, is everywhere.