We’re Back! Issue
As most of our readers are aware, all the folks at Breath and Shadow
are disabled, which gives us a unique perspective on disability
culture. However, this also means we sometimes have to deal with time
lags due to illness, treatments and recovery. The latter has been the
case for the past few months. Our Editor Emeritus, Sharon Wachsler,
found in April that working on B and S was taking too large a toll on
her recovery, so she has decided to step down from her official duties
at the mag, although I’ll still be pestering her with questions and
requests for editorial advice. At the same time, our invaluable web
master, Norman Meldrum, was hospitalized, so without his expertise we
missed our May and June issues.
ROSC (Resources for Organizing Social Change) has recruited a new web
assistant, and I’d like to take this opportunity to formally welcome
Scott Blackburn to our team.
In this issue of Breath and Shadow, B and S editor Stephanie Green
shares three of her poems, A Sense of a Man, You and You, and Essay.
Selina O’Brien explores her disability from a unique vantage point in
her creative non-fiction piece, Birthweek. Driving Without A Map is
Gary Bloom’s review of the book, Is It Me Or My Meds? by David Karp, a
Professor of Sociology at Boston College. Ilana Jacqueline’s short
story, Scream, is a compelling glimpse into one writer’s anxieties,
while It’s OK Not To Be OK by Teri Zucker shows another.
To read this month’s issue, please visit:
Breath and Shadow Staff:
Chris Kuell, Editor in Chief
Assistant Editors: John Thomas Allen, Abby Astor, Dorothy Baker, Larry
Berger, Jeanette Beal, Anne Chiapetta,Linda Cronin, Stephanie Green,
Arden Eli Hill, Erika Jahneke, Paul Kahn, Erin Lewy, Robin Mayhall,
Call for Submissions:
Breath and Shadow is once again soliciting quality poetry and prose
submissions for our future issues. All writers must be disabled, and
should visit our homepage for guidelines.
Breath & Shadow is a collaborative effort by AbilityMaine’s staff,
Norman Meldrum and Scott Blackburn; our sponsor, Resources for
Organizing and Social Change (ROSC); and our many invaluable readers
Please consider donating to Breath and Shadow. We do need
your support, and your gift is tax-deductible. You can learn more by