If the newly discovered W.E.B. Du Bois science-fiction short story “Princess Steel” (published and introduced in 2015 by Adrienne Brown and Britt Rusert) has been dated correctly and was, in fact, written sometime between 1908-1910, this would mean Du Bois had drawn up schematics for a communist supercomputer before IBM was even formed. Du Bois’ … Continue reading FAIRY TALES TOLD BY A COMMUNIST SUPER-COMPUTER

“Transcontinental” by Richard Wright, 1936

Transcontinental (For Louis Aragon, in praise of Red Front) Through trembling waves of roadside heatWe see the cool green of golf coursesLong red awnings catching sunshineSlender rainbows curved above spirals of water Swaying hammocks slung between trees Like in the movies . . . America who built this dream Above the ceaseless hiss of passing … Continue reading “Transcontinental” by Richard Wright, 1936