LitStack Rec: ‘Chicago’ and ‘To This Day’

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One of the best definitions of magical realism I’ve read comes from Debra Spark. In her essay, “Curious Attractions: Magical Realism’s Fate in the States,” Spark spells out what makes the premise both magical and real. If you haven’t read Spark’s essay, in her 2005 collection “Curious Attractions: Essays on Fiction Writing,” you should, because [….]

Shane Koyczan’s ‘To This Day,’ Anti-Bullying Poem, Goes Viral

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We can’t express just how much we love this video. This, folks, is true, vital poetry. From The Huffington Post: If you have time to watch only one video today, it should probably be this one. After being posted to YouTube on Feb. 19, animated spoken-word poem “To This Day,” by Canadian poet Shane Koyczan, [….]