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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz / KJ Justice

In this week’s blog, I want to discuss one of my favorite novels from my childhood that still continues to be one of my all-time favorites as well! Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz is a novel that discusses two boys growing up in El Paso, Texas over the course …

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AOL: ASTEROIDS ONLINE and The Complexities of Star-Crossed Space Rocks by Mia Basso

It’s safe to say the human condition is a rich source of multi-faceted, in-depth exploration. We’re constantly struggling to make sense of ourselves, those around us and the things that tie us together. Writing is a powerful way to explore these concepts and experiences which shape us and our understanding of the world. The Broken Plate is dedicated to providing a platform for those different voices. One thing I always …

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Fundamentalism by Aaron Dwyer

Aaron Dwyer is a writer of both prose and screenplays, including the short film “Home Sweet Home,” which was featured in the 2020 Frog Baby Film Festival. They consider themselves an emerging poet because their last published poem was written for a Celebration of Young Poets volume in the second grade and had something to …