The sixth issue of Tint Journal is at the Mag Stand. The 24 new poems, short stories and essays in Tint Fall ’21 by writers identifying with 19 different nationalities and speaking 15 different mother tongues are just as diverse in their subject matter: Ranging from belonging, grief, labor and LGBTQ+ to abuse and trauma, they will cue the readers to think about the pressing issues of our time and open new literary landscapes for them to enjoy. Each text is accompanied with an original visual artwork and a brief Q&A with the writer.
“Living on the Water.” Featured writers this issue include Jennifer Novotney, Tricia Gates Brown, Patricia B. Carley, Susan Emeline Bills, Marc Eichen, Jennifer Fearon, Katherine Hauswirth, Barbara Cole, Anthony Cordasco, Karen Bowers, Felecia Babb, Rachel Racette, Debbie Cutler, and Russel Rowland. See this issue’s featured artists at the Mag Stand.
You will fall for the autumn issue of The Shore. It features moving and inventive poetry by Paige Sullivan, Julia Watson, Chris Cocca, Dhwanee Goyal, Paige Welsh, Caroline Plasket, Katie McMorris, Vismai Rao, Debarshi Mitra, Tatiana Clark, Abi Pollokoff, Sophia Liu, Mia Bell, Loisa Fenichell, Barbara Daniels, Julia McDaniel, Jennie E Owen, Melissa Strilecki, Corinna Schulenburg, Odukoya Adeniyi, and more. See who else contributed to this issue at the Mag Stand.
A new issue of The Gettysburg Review is at the Mag Stand. With paintings by Jenny Brillhart, fiction by Jeff Frawley, Matthew Raymond, Kevin Breen, Kay Bontempo, and David Blanton; essays by Anne Kenner, Kathy Flann, and Phillip Hurst; poetry by Rosalie Moffett, Ann Keniston, Evan Blake, Lynn Domina, John McCarthy, D. S. Waldman, Diane Martini, James Harms, John Bargowski, Jill McDonough, Ed Falco, Jeffrey Harrison, Sharon Dolin, Danusha Laméris, Lance Larsen, Richard Lyons, Linda Pastan, Mark Kraushaar, Melissa Kwasny, and Nance Van Winckel.
A new issue of The Boiler is at the Mag Stand with nonfiction by Virginia L Wood; fiction by Joe Baumann, Margaret Emma Brandl, Mialise Carney, Kathryn Holzman, and Yun Wei; and poetry by Sarah Ghazal Ali, Ruth Baumann, Flower Conroy, Jennifer Funk, Aeon Ginsberg, Bretty Hanley, Allie Hoback, Jenna Le, Fatima Malik, Noathan Spoon, travis tate, James Kelly Quigley, and more. Art by Claire Morales.
Each issue, Spoon River Poetry Review features one SRPR Illinois Poet. The Summer 2021 issue features Carlos Soto-Román. His work, translated by Daniel Borzutzky, spans 16 pages and is followed by an interview conducted by Borzutzky.
The two discuss Soto-Román’s forthcoming book 11, the interview beginning with the question, “How was the book written?” Soto-Román answers:
First, I wouldn’t say the book was written, at least, in the traditional sense. Maybe just a couple of “poems” included in the book were actually written by me. The whole process was more about compiling different fragments, quotes, and excerpts from multiple documents related to the Chilean dictatorship period and combining them within a new context in order to configure an alternate narrative of events, one that is intentionally veiled, which forces the reader to confront the past in a different way, encouraging the exercise of personal and collective memory to therefore complete the gaps.
You can learn more about Carlos Soto-Román and his work in the current issue of SRPR.
I read a poem recently called “Dash Poem” by Linda Ellis. Only the Poet Rupi Kaur has ever amazed me with her words but then this poem came along and changed my outlook on life.
The “Dash Poem” is one of beauty. It reminds us that all of the years we are alive, we should live them well. We should not live for materialistic objects but for memorable moments, and we should love ourselves and those around us. “Dash Poem” also reminds us to create a life we will be proud of and I think a lot of people in the world want that.
This poem brought tears to my eyes and power back to my soul. I advise everyone to read this poem once, because that is all you will need to do to change your outlook on life.
“Dash Poem” by Linda Ellis. 1996.
Reviewer bio: I am a freelance writer from Illinois. I love to write fiction novels, short stories, and poetry. I am currently writing my first novel.
The Breaks by Julietta Singh celebrates queer family-making, communal living, and Brown girlhood, complicating the stark binaries that shape contemporary US discourse.
Bernard Clay’s autobiographical poetry debut, English Lit, juxtaposes the roots of Black male identity against an urban and rural Kentucky landscape.
Hex & Howl by Simone Muench & Jackie K. White is collaborative writing at its most innovative, playful, and powerful.
Andrea Kayne’s Kicking Ass in a Corset maps out effective leadership that teaches readers how to tune out the external noise so that they can truly live and lead from the inside out.
In origin story, Gary Jackson outlines a family history of distant sisters, grieving mothers and daughters, and alcoholic fathers.
The latest issue of Humana Obscura is now at the Mag Stand. Our cover artist is Retura Claar. This issue’s featured artist is Derrick Breidenthal, and our featured poet is Luke Levi. Also in this issue: poetry by Audrey Colasanti, Sam Sharp, J. P. White, Hugh Hughes, Elaine T. Stockdale, and more; prose by Jason Goldsmith and Waverly Woldemichael; and art by Buffy Davis, Sharon Becker, Katya Belena, Tiffany Wong, M. Russek, and others.
Issue 17 of Cutleaf is live. In this issue, Melissa Helton shares two poems beginning with “The Teenager Has Gone Witchy.” Hanna Ferguson uses food to recount important moments in her life in “An In-Progress Cookbook of Recipes That Stick to My Ribs.” And Joan Wickersham prepares for Halloween with the best of intentions in the short story “The Subterranean Calendar.” Learn about this issue’s images at the Mag Stand.
Volume 13 of Consequence journal is now available! We’ve undergone a number of major changes since our founder, George Kovach, passed away last year, but what hasn’t changed in the least is our commitment to bringing you astounding prose, poetry, visual art, and translations that address the human consequences and realities of war and geopolitical violence. See what you can find in this issue at the Mag Stand.