Belt sat down with decorated poet Rochelle Hurt to talk about her recent collection of prose-poetry, The Rusted City, published by Buffalo-based White Pine Press earlier this year.
Jim Traficant hadn’t won an election in more than a decade. He hadn’t won a football game in more than 50 years. Since his release from prison in 2009, after serving seven years on federal corruption charges,
Wherever my paternal grandfather is – and if it’s his idea of Heaven, it probably looks like the old Dairy Queen in Lisbon, Ohio, with a couple pool tables – he’s got to be laughing his ass off.
After midnight. New York City. A shadow disengages and sucker-punches Ohioan Chris Barzak square on the chin — “The hardest hit I’ve ever felt in my life,” he says — sending the writer sprawling to the sidewalk.
The Youngstown Anthology: A call for submissions and proposals -- nonfiction contributions, including essays, profiles and reported works.
The rise and fall (and slight return) of a Rust Belt city's historic movie theatres.
I first heard the term “Rust Belt Chic” in Youngstown, Ohio, from a young software developer named John Slanina. Slanina was driving me around the Yo, as he called it, in a Ford Taurus with a bacon-scented air freshener ...