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Interlitq publishes Glenna Luschei’s poem, “The Fabulous Planet Uranus”

Glenna Luschei

Glenna Luschei

To mark the 83rd birthday today, 11th February, of Glenna Luschei, the U.S. author and editor and a Vice-President of Interlitq, the review publishes Luschei’s poem:

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The Fabulous Planet Uranus

 

for my birthday February 11

 

Like me, Uranus takes eighty-four years to circle the sun.

We’re just now winding up, off to a rocky start

on the next orbit.  I won’t last that ride

but we’re stocking up on provisions anyway.

 

Like me, Uranus lies sideways on its axis.

I can never get it right but am fortunate to be singled out

for this quirky ride.  I don’t mind sharing my birthday

with others.  Thomas Edison, for one, also intent

 

on incandescence, and Burt Reynolds.

Uranus, cold, blue and windy, you are the God

of the sky.   You are the reason I skate on ice.

Today birthday of Glenna Luschei, Vice-President of Interlitq

Glenna Luschei

Glenna Luschei

Glenna Luschei, the U.S. author and editor and a Vice-President of Interlitq, is 83 today.

Edna St. Vincent Millay reads “Childhood Is The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies”

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay reads the poem, “Childhood Is The Kingdom Where Nobody Dies”.

Thomas Luschei appointed a Consulting Editor for Interlitq

Thomas Luschei

Thomas Luschei

Thomas Luschei has been appointed a Consulting Editor for Interlitq.

6 Rules Of Islamophobia In America

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Christopher Mathias writes:

After the 2015 terror attack in Paris, when Donald Trump and other GOP presidential candidates were ratcheting up their anti-Muslim political speech, we started a running list of Islamophobic acts. Sadly, in less than two months, the list became so long the webpage often wouldn’t load.

This made us recognize the very real surge in anti-Muslim incidents sweeping the nation — a surge many wanted to deny was happening at all. (Think Fox News host Eric Bolling saying he “hadn’t heard of any” anti-Muslim hate crimes.)

So we developed The Islamophobia Project, and committed to tracking anti-Muslim violence, vandalism, discrimination, public policy and political speech throughout 2016.

The timing of the incidents we collected helped reveal patterns. We discovered that Trump supporters attacked, harassed, or plotted to kill Muslims at least 13 times during the election cycle, proving a potential link between Trump’s rhetoric and the actions of supporters. We documented apparent surges in anti-Muslim incidents during Muslim holidays.

It’s now been a year, and our project is a sad and seemingly endless scroll through nearly 400 stories of Muslims in America being attacked, threatened, scapegoated, and profiled, seeing their places of worship vandalized and their faith denigrated.

An email address we set up as a source for tips — islamophobia@huffingtonpost.com — generated hundreds of responses. Many people expressed gratitude for the project. One email led to a story about a Muslim Army veteran who found the word “terrorist” written on his locker. Mostly, we received anti-Muslim hate mail.