Volume I: Isolation and Community

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Although I am a typical loner in my daily life, my awareness of belonging to the invisible community of those who strive for truth, beauty, and justice has prevented me from feelings of isolation.
--Albert Einstein, My Credo

I’m alone in a crowd—e pluribus plures.
Far from a family I miss.
I’d almost say I’m lonely, but lonely
Is worse, I recall, than this.
--Geoffrey Brock, Bryant Park at Dusk

Short fiction

"The Happy Prince" by Oscar Wilde
"Night Call, Collect" by Ray Bradbury
"The Bet" by Anton Chekov
"The Southern Thruway" by Julio Cortázar
"The Paper Menagerie" by Ken Liu
"Dream House as Choose your Own Adventure" by Carmen Maria Machado
"The Selfish Giant" by Oscar Wilde

Long Fiction

Dawn by Octavia E. Butler

Poetry

"Much Madness is divinest Sense" by Emily Dickinson
"Let America Be America Again" by Langston Hughes

Short film

Belonging by Pierre Ieong