An impossible moment for the Latinx and Queer community. How to articulate it? This weeks Burst is dedicated to the 49 brown, queer people that lost their lives last week in Orlando because of fear. Hate. Guns. It is dedicated to the survivors of the shooting, and each reader who has survived violence, systematic oppression, and trauma.

Written in the days following the loss; this is the writing that cuts through hate.

To them. Rest in Power. For you. Love in peace. In unrest. In courage.

-Cornelia Barber, Senior Editor

Tócame Con Las Palabras // Killing Fields Journal

Last Night I Went To A Gay Bar // Newsweek

How Can We Imagine Ourselves // Lit Hub

Glorious Brown Queer Radiant Bodies // Medium/Drunken Boat

Dancing More // Entropy

You Can-not Take Away Our Love // XO Jane

Queer Will Not Be Silent // BOMB  ( For Bomb’s Three Part Series on Orlando click  here )

Mourning Every Day // Wear Your Voice Mag  

We Reek of Status Updates // Crab Fat Magazine 

Poetry Can Do Real Work // Slate

They Have Multiplied Into Our Voices // WNYC

For more words here is another beautiful list from Weird Sister.

Submit Poetry here to support victims in Orlando.

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