Rise Up Review
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Rise Up Review is a landing site for the poetry and prose of opposition.
We feature personal essays about one's political life or political essays about one's personal life, essays that detail the ways that policy or the threat of policy affect individuals in our current climate.
Poetry has the ability to address injustices and oppression in a manner that is both lyrical and intimate. The best such instances of this power avoid the didactic, because we learn about human evils and frailties, human love and strength, from the stories we tell. Poetry is a hammer is a flame is a flag of dissent is an olive branch. We proffer it to you.