August 26, 2005. New Orleans. Daytime Visiting Hours at Orleans Parish Prison. It’s hotter than hades, heat index of 105 degrees. The air conditioning in the visiting room ain’t the greatest. Sounds of laughter, arguments, even tears from other conversations are faintly heard in the background.

Neha is a fourth- year Psychology student at the University of Alberta. Her poetry has been featured in anthologies for the National Poetry Institute of Canada, Polar Express Publishing, the City of Edmonton Poetry Moves on Transit and many others.

A poem about the beauty of radical Black queer love.

Forty-two-year-old Kenora Tedesco is starting over. She's been dumped, fired, stalked, trapped, almost set on fire and declared dead by a drugstore pharmacist. Her new career as a private investigator wasn't supposed to be that challenging but on the plus side, she's good at what she does.