"What is it with Dictators and Writers, anyway?" Junot Diaz asks in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. "They seem destined to be eternally linked in the Halls of Battle." And so Sybil rose in 2017 in response to Donald Trump. Rose out of an America whose middle had been gutted by outrage-mongers. Rose to position itself firmly against fascism.
In the wake of Sybil's founding there grew a following of cultish loyalty—like-minded artists intent on standing together. Not least among them, a poet from Houston who arrived at the journal's headquarters half-delirious and caked in animal blood. DM Rice rattled off a number of poems from memory before losing consciousness. Fortunately for the future of American Letters, we transcribed them as best we could because days passed before DM awoke and even then it was with no memory of the poems.
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