Editor’s Note

Small issue. Big midterm elections. I urge anyone who values human dignity, reason, and beauty to please get to the polls on November 6th. The stakes are too high to sit this one out.

In that spirit, this issue features Austin songwriter David Ramirez playing two sharp, fierce politically-influenced songs he recorded backstage in Ann Arbor; a conversation with author and political scientist Sam Rosenfeld about the state of our Democracy and the outlook for these midterm elections; in addition to four new poems and two galleries from visual artists Josie Morway and Sagar Kharecha.

As one of my heroes sang: "Get up. Stand up. Stand up for your rights."

Ben Evans
Editor, Fogged Clarity