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The Everyday Life of Cyclops

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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Flying High with John Gillespie Magee

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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Syncopation Literary Journal – Vol. 1 No. 1

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.”

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Tiger Moth Review – No. 7

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.

Southern Humanities Review – Vol. 54.4

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.