The catalyst for was Trump’s election to the presidency of the United States considered at the most powerful office in the world. A revelation with a “sudden” biblical force saved my personal ecosystem from collapse. A rebel since my teen years I hold two concepts “dear:” freedom and equality.

I grew up in the aftermath of World War II with the ideals of the US founding documents.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all [hu]man[s] are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

I was raised Roman Catholic – a lot more grand narrative that for a time, until I was about thirteen, I believed in with the same fervor I believed in Prince Charming, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty.

Literary Resistance: Essayism — narratives that Explore Entertain Engage to subvert the official narrative – not journalism – political metaphor, not confrontation at the periphery – underground – alternative

Something in the official narrative sinister nodding ignores

Something to expand/deconstruct the official narrative

The thing the official narrative attempts to obscure – something unsaid new edifying

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Sonia Sotomayor nominated by President Obama in 2009. “I will answer it in a different way, which is I think that this is the time where every good person has an obligation both to continue being heard and to continue doing the right thing.


“With all these voices crying and convicting in his ears, how can the artist still remain at peace…He is forced to take part in politics…Two causes of supreme importance to him are in peril. The first is his own survival: the other is the survival of his art.”

Virginia Woolf – “Why Art Today Follows Politics”“>Travis Smiley Ryan speedo green 11/18/16 author Daniel Bergner



novelistic not journalist ( the difference between) plot

unreliable narrator

edit to my own standers not diluting material to reach a particular imagined audience

do not generalize


The Danger of a Dominant Identity – Robert Brooks

important writers

Nicholas Rys


Ben Marcus

Arundhati Roy

Lydia Davis

Anne Carson




seeking a literary partner for new online journal of resistance

how to publish


authors examples Kafka Woolf

Ardent theory


Woolf art today

critical reading (how to read between the lines — understanding the nuance of propaganda and association — what is a metanarrative — CCNY professors — reading for insight into the mechanisms of authority and power structures)

Literary essay of resistance–insights into the nuance of propaganda and association embedded in metanarrative mechanisms of authority and power structures

How each time is different?

key word:

new distinctions

intellectual imagination


“theaters of conflict” war and performance


amazon literary partnership

council on the arts

Red shoes Susan Griffin  in The Politics Of the Essay  (3)


Susan Griffin (5)


fascist infrastructure Mussolini


just find freelancers until…