Guest Post by Kevin Brown.
Cyclopedia Exotica, the latest graphic novel by Aminder Dhaliwal, begins as a series of encyclopedia entries explaining how cyclops (or cyclopes, spelled both ways throughout the work) and Two-Eyes have interacted over time. Dhaliwal imagines a world where cyclops not only exist, but their history has combined with those of the Two-Eyes, referencing mythological works, but planting this relationship directly in the contemporary world.
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Guest Post by Laura Bridge.
“High Flight” by John Gillespie Magee (1941) is a special poem that I discovered at just the right moment. It was March 2020. In the UK, schools were preparing to close due to Covid-19. I was supposed to be teaching my class of eleven-year-olds about the Second World War, but the children were anxious and restless; I did not want to add to their worries. In a frantic panic to find something uplifting but still on topic, I came across Magee’s sonnet. It was the perfect combination of energy and hope.
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Guest Post by Alexandra Grabbe.
Olga Dies Dreaming is a tour de force. Xochitl (pronounced So-Cheel) Gonzalez has ticked off all the boxes—Literary, Commercial, Family Saga, LBGTQ, BIPOC. The tight prose moves as efficiently as Spielberg’s West Side Story dancers.
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Guest Post by David Ruekberg.
In Paddock images circulate like wavelets confronting an embankment, reshaping constructions we thought of as solid. There are two girls, or two sides of one girl. An omniscient but distant chorus. A mother, both dead and alive: a ghost but not a zombie.
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Syncopation Literary Journal amalgamates the realms of literature and music. Volume 1, Issue 1 is now available to read on the website for FREE! The first issue contains book excerpts, poetry, creative nonfiction, short stories and flash fiction penned by writers and musicians from around the world. Titles of pieces in issue include: “The First Time I Heard Leonard Cohen”, “Memphis, Tennessee”, and “I’ve Got the Blues.”
Visit the Syncopation Literary Journal website for more information.
What’s in this issue? Writing by Kim Marie Lewis, Amber Wong, Rachel Paris Wimer, Rachele Salvini, Candice May, Liz Charlotte Grant, and Steve Wing. Art by Summer Ventis and Ak Hardeman.
More information at Under the Gum Tree website.
Issue 7 is one of our more spiritual issues. Work by Tim Moder, Preeth Ganapathy, Bryan Joel Mariano, Christine Oberas Aurelio, Izzy Martens, Kali Norris, Claire Champommier, Natalie Foo Mei-Yi, Chrystal Ho, Brittany Nohra, Vanessa Hewson, Justin Groppuso-Cook, Zarina Muhammad & Zachary Chan, DH Jenkins, Andrew Vogel, Shilpa Dikshit Thapliyal, Art Ó Súilleabháin, and more.
More info at the Tiger Moth Review website.
In the latest issue: nonfiction by Philip Arnold and Sarah Gorham; fiction by Jerome Blanco, Michael Colbert, Evan Grillon, Eliamani Ismail, and Pardeep Toor; and poetry by Rebecca Cross, Chiyuma Elliott, Grego Emilio, Claire Hero, Sarah Nance, Carolina Harper New, Steven Pan, Jenny Qi, Roger Sedarat, Benjamin Voigt, and D.S. Waldman.
More info at the Southern Humanities Review website.
The latest issue of The Ocotillo Review is a spiritual experience to release you from the doldrums of social isolation. 43 poets and writers, previews of upcoming releases, winning entries from the “J. Darling” and “CB Himes” contests. Something for everyone in 170 pages of moving literary art for your enjoyment.
More info at The Ocotillo Review website.
Featuring: Sandra Dal Poggetto, Rick Newby, Frances Stilwell, Scott Hartman, Zachary Ostraff, Suzanne Strazza, Emily Withnall, Brooke Williams, L. Barthule, Hillary Behrman, Camille Meder, Leath Tonino, Zoe Boyer, Lorri Frisbee, Talley Kayser, & John Yohe. More info on this issue at the High Desert Journal website.