Poems for John Coltrane


Fifth Estate # 413, Spring, 2023

a review of Divine Blue Light: for John Coltrane by Will Alexander. City Light Books, 2022

Life in the Margins


Fifth Estate # 412, Fall, 2022

a review of We Won’t Be Here Tomorrow (and Other Stories) Margaret Killjoy. AK Press, 2022

1916: A Fictional War before the War


Fifth Estate # 411, Spring, 2022

a review of The Blast by Joseph Matthews. PM Press, 2022

The Anarchist Poet of Exarcheia


Fifth Estate # 410, Fall, 2021

a review of Now Let’s See What You’re Gonna Do: Poems 1978-2002 by Katerina Gogou; translation by A.S., forward by Jack Hirschman. fmsbw press 2021

Vanzetti! That Day


Fifth Estate # 407, Fall, 2020

Bartolomeo Vanzetti lived in Plymouth, Mass., when he and his comrade Nicolo Sacco were charged with robbing a factory payroll and murdering two guards, a crime they did not commit, but for which they were executed in 1927.