In This Land, Vol. 5, Issue 17, we bring you an exclusive look into the anthropomorphic subculture that congregates every year in southeastern Oklahoma. Plus, we’ve got Larry Guthrie on Oklahoma’s political history, Adrian Brune on race riots, and more. Here’s a preview at what you’ll find inside:
WILD LIFE: Jezy J. Gray embeds himself with a pack of therians for a weekend of camping, archery, and debauchery—and leaves with a better grasp of the furry fandom.
GREED IS GOOD: Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz examines the making (and taking) of Indian Territory from a Native perspective.
THE RED SHIFT: Larry Guthrie leads us down Oklahoma’s political path, from Populist, to Democrat, to reddest-of-the-red Republican.
SIGNS OF FORGOTTEN TIMES: Adrian Brune takes us on an apropos tour of American race riots.
AN APPARITION AND A REFUGE: T. Allen Culpepper presents a new poem about finding sanctuary.
ORIGINAL OKIE: Marcello Angelini danced all the way from Italy to Oklahoma.