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CURA Magazine: Issue No. 18

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CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action is thrilled to announce that Issue No. 18, "History of Now" is now live. Dedicated to the question What is the Story You Most Want to Tell?, this issue sought to give exposure to as many voices as possible and to show that there is no one voice, no one story that is more important than another. The issue features the responses of 109 different people. The responses are completely unedited— and in some cases, untranslated— to maintain the integrity and authenticity of these stories. Titles were pulled from submissions by the editors for untitled stories.

Within our current political context, it is even more pivotal to seek out unheard voices. There is so much to be learned from the everyday minutiae of someone's life, from their experiences, from the stories they choose to tell. The bombast of each news day is overwhelming; it makes it easy to forget the strength we hold.

CURA Launches Issue No. 17 with Harlem Speakeasy

CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art & Action celebrated the launch of Issue No. 17 "Breaking Stone" with a Harlem Renaissance themed speakeasy last Thursday. The Spring 2016 issue features poetry by Pulitzer Prize winner, Tracy K. Smith, an experimental short film by Ruth Ellen Kocher and more. 

The event featured poetry readings by Quincy Scott Jones, Laura Swearingen-Steadwell, and the winner of the 2016 Reid Prize Kat Sommers. Guests enjoyed a chocolate fountain and artisanal chocolate tasting and toasted to "Breaking Stone" with an open wine bar. Fordham students Marla Louissaint and the Fordham Jazz Collective set the speakeasy mood with their musical performances.

To learn more about CURA and the 2015 - 2016 issues dedicated to Black Lives Matter, visit curamag.com.

CURA Magazine: Issue No. 17

CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action is thrilled to announce that Issue No. 17, "Breaking Stone" is now live. Dedicated to Black Lives Matter, this issue gathers voices, art, and action toward the struggle for racial justice. The issue features poetry by Pulitzer Prize winner, Tracy K. Smith, a live recording by Carl Hancock Rux, an experimental film by Ruth Ellen Kocher and more.

April 14: Rhapsody In Black, A Harlem Speakeasy

Shhh... Have You Heard?

CURA is cordially inviting you (in strictest confidence) to our third annual Literary Speakeasy to launch of our Spring 2016 issue. In honor of our 2015 - 2016 issues dedicated to Black Lives Matter, we're celebrating in Harlem Renaissance style.

Join us for poetry readings, open wine bar and a chocolate tasting. To enter the Speakeasy, just whisper the title of CURA’s Fall 2015 Issue to the gentleperson at the door. (I know you already know—but it’s Fulcrum.)

Come disturb the peace with your fellow literary revolutionaries. Costumes are encouraged.

Here's everything you need to know about the open wine bar and chocolate tasting—but keep it on the hush-hush:

Thursday, April 14th
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Harlem Raw Space
2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd
New York, NY 10027

General Admission: $25
ASILI / BSA/ Cave Canem Members: $15

Black Lives Matter: Homemade Valentines

On February 12th, staff members of CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action kicked off Valentine's Day weekend by giving out homemade Valentine's Day cards and sweetheart candy at Rose Hill's McGinley Center.

In 2015 - 2016, CURA is dedicated to the theme of 'Black Lives Matter' and aims to gather voices, art, and action in the struggle for racial justice. The valentines featured inspiring quotes from black writers and artists like Toni Morrison, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin and Nicki Minaj. 

To stay up to date on CURA events and learn more about the forthcoming Spring 2016 issue, 'like' CURA on Facebook and follow the magazine on Instagram

CURA Magazine: Issue No. 16

CURA: A Literary Magazine of Art and Action is thrilled to announce that Issue No. 16, "Fulcrum" is now live. Dedicated to Black Lives Matter, this issue gathers voices, art, and action toward the struggle for racial justice. You'll find poetry by CM Burroughs, short fiction by Wendy Walters and creative nonfiction by Stacy Parker Le Melle and more.

CURA Magazine Accepting Submissions

Photo Credit: Vanessa Agovida

Photo Credit: Vanessa Agovida

Fordham University's national literary magazine, CURA: A Literary Magaine of Art and Action is now accepting 2015 - 2016 submissions. Featuring creative writing, visual art, new media and video, our aim is to seem to integrate literary art publishing with social justice.

CURA contributors have won Rockefeller, Guggenheim, American Book, and National Endowment for the Arts awards. Past issues have featured work by Alice Fulton, Brenda Hillman, Evie Shockley and Patricia Smith and Rigoberto Gonzalez.

In 2015 - 2016 our magazine is dedicated to Black Lives Matter. We are resolved to gather voice, art and action toward the struggle for racial justice. Accordingly, work submitted for consideration should be in some way related to this theme.

We seek to promote a movement of creative response guided by meaningful action -- to celebrate active citizenship where a republic of writers, filmmakers, visual and digital artists converge. What Martín Espada has written about the social responsibility of the "Republic of Poetry" we believe applies to a Republic of all the Arts. It is "a place where creativity meets community, where the imagination serves humanity. [It] is a republic of justice because the practice of justice is the highest form of human expression."