This Machine holds its horses in our latest issue, on stands now. Here’s what you’ll find inside:
OUT TO PASTURE: A trip to an auction house south of Tulsa offers a peek behind the closed-door passing of Oklahoma’s new horse slaughter legislation. By Jennie Lloyd.
PLAY THE PONIES: A tour of the horse-meat food chain, from family pastures to foreign burger tastings, ahead of the opening of horse slaughter in Oklahoma. By James McGirk.
OPEN MIC: Poetic offerings from young minds and old souls in celebration of National Poetry Month. By Nick Weaver & Bryonia Liggins.
HELLO, CHICKEN FRY: What’s next for a Tulsa culinary landmark? A forecast is rendered in towers of pie and breaded beef. By Claire Spears.
ORIGINAL OKIE: Shaun Perkins forged the Rural Oklahoma Museum of Poetry out of her father’s old machine shop as a tiny monument to the power of poetry in the daily lives of Oklahomans. Photo by Natasha Ball.