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for my lover, she is fair: a Sappho tribute

We present to you our first special issue, a tribute to the poetess Sappho. This issue features original work by Nina Sudhakar, Sneha Subramanian Kanta, Emily Blair, Francesca Kritikos, Lydia Eileen, Beate Sigriddaughter, Stephanie L. Harper, Margaryta Golovchenko, R. Bratten Weiss, M.A. Scott, Freya Whiteside, Kayla King, Jayne Fenton Keane, Susanna Lang, Emily Stoddard, DeanJean, C.A. Scheherazade. All photography by Natalia Drepina. Download PDF Purchase Print

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Issue Five July 2017

Table of Contents Connolly Ryan — “The Concerns That Concern You” Patrick Bower — “Tidal Pool” Jalayna Walton — “Sabbatical” Finn Padden — “Seadew” Ron Singer — “An Afternoon in Central Park’s North End” Nicole Marie Mancuso — “Bloom” A.M. Oron — “Happiness for the Hedon”, “Calamity Jane and Mary” John Grey — “At Jeremy’s Wake” Fariel Shafee — “Rooted”, “Contemplation” Sherry Luo — “Chiaroscuro”, “Mel”, “I, Night”, “Glass Tumulus”, “Drifter” Tom Gumbert — “The Filler: A Senectitude Story” Russ Khomutoff — “Materiality and Time”, “The Tarnished Mirror” Yasmeen Tajiddin — “The Forest at Dusk” Bruce McRae — “The Self” Alex Topalis — “Throve” Kelly Neal — “hubris babble” with art by Donna Neal Donna Neal —…

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“Rooted” and “Contemplation” by Fariel Shafee

The artist is trained in science but enjoys writing and art. She has exhibited her traditional ad digital pieces internationally. Her poetry and prose have also been published in print and online.

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“Chiaroscuro”, “Mel”, “I, Night”, “Glass Tumulus”, “Drifter” by Sherry Luo

Chiaroscuro   and my calico body, the purple vellum of night presses up against me like hot loaves of bread against an ailing,        living thing already lying on my catafalque. Where wolves are born with the feet of crows, the sickle moon smiles down on me, drooling white             gouache onto my hatched and stippled sublunary face soot       rolling in the In the dark, I return to the safety of the tenebrous womb, where I drink in the umber consommé that surrounds me, so vast I can reach forever and…

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“hubris babble” by Kelly Neal with art by Donna Neal

hubris babble   “You built your tower strong and tall Can’t you see it’s got to fall some day”                              –Townes Van Zandt   Lightning’s flash and crack against stone portends a fall. Atop a promontory crag, I’m lost in my storm surge; the sea waves clash about me like arabesques of smoke rising above a funereal pyre:   my pyre—so even amidst my destruction I cling like drowning sailors to my hubris in hope I can save something of myself Kelly Neal lives, teaches, and writes…

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Issue Three December 2016

Table of Contents – “the transforming issue” Kelly Neal — “text as flirtation”, “unstable” Kevin Ribble — “Awoken”, “No Doubt”, “Earth at Perigee” Elliot Dresden — “1.”, “2. Reflection in Requiem” Mary Kate Crowe — “Mad Mary” Massimo Stirneri — untitled poems Alix Bosley — “Bone-Snapper”, “Autumn” Ali Znaidi — “A Breach” Gökçe Durgun — untitled art Vasilina Orlova — “Poems in a Male Voice” Finn Padden — “Not Quite Sunrise” Brittany Barnes — untitled art (2 pieces) DeanJean — “The Sea, The Sea”, “Fir Tree”   Download PDF

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untitled art (2 pieces) by Brittany Barnes

B. E. Barnes is a deeply feeling artist, and a resident of the Caribbean. Her writings have been published, and are forthcoming in Thought Catalog. Visit her poetry blog at hushed-words.tumblr.com

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untitled art by Ana Prundaru

Ana Prundaru is a Romanian transplant in the birthplace of milk chocolate, who splits her free time between creative endeavors and volunteering for animal welfare causes. Recent work is forthcoming from DIAGRAM and the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts.

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