Aquasition by Zach Bowman

November 12, 2019

From a young age, Zach Bowman’s life has been saturated in the world of art. Watching his mother teach hundreds of students as he crawled around to see the magic created within the walls of her studio, it was natural for Zach to develop an affinity for art. Zach’s work has much to do with his love of life, humanity, and light. As he paints in oil, he aims to reflect the depth and radiance of each person, as well … READ MORE…

Visual Art by Jacob Newton

April 10, 2019

Jacob Newton is a student at the University of Central Oklahoma working on his bachelors in photographic arts. He specializes in fashion photography, but he has also worked on various other forms of photography in the past. His love for photography started when he was a sophomore in high school while working with their yearbook staff. He hopes to find himself in a big city one day working with a clothing company or fashion magazine. The following pieces are from … READ MORE…

Apfelbaum by Laura J. Braverman

December 6, 2018

LAURA J. BRAVERMAN is a writer and artist. Her poetry has appeared in Levure Litteraire, Live Encounters, The BeZINE, California Quarterly, and Mediterranean Poetry. Her first collection of poetry, In the Absence of Defense Against Loss, will be published in 2019 by Cosmographia Books. She lives in Lebanon and Austria with her family. Apfelbaum For a long time I believed Martin Luther said these words: Even if I knew tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant … READ MORE…

Tired by Genavieve Coleman

November 29, 2018

Genavieve Coleman is a professional communicator, living and working in Shanghai. She has lived in many places and always seems to find herself studying people and learning languages, even in random public bathrooms in the dead of winter. She has been writing stories, seeing the world through photography, and studying mankind since she could imagine.   While hurtling through Bangkok on the metro I was struck by the common emotion found in the riders at the end of a busy … READ MORE…

Advice for Saying Hello by Ace Boggess

November 15, 2018

ACE BOGGESS is an author of three books of poetry, most recently Ultra Deep Field (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2017), and the novel A Song Without a Melody (Hyperborea Publishing, 2016). His fourth poetry collection, I Have Lost the Art of Dreaming It So, is forthcoming from Unsolicited Press. His writing has appeared in Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, RATTLE, River Styx, North Dakota Quarterly and many other journals. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia.   Advice for Saying Hello I’m … READ MORE…

Visual Art by Peter Kahn

November 8, 2018

PETER KAHN lives on a small farm in southeastern Wisconsin. He spends most of his time guarding the bird feeder with a pellet gun, otherwise writing, painting, or taking pictures. 1. Hanging Out & Hanging On, photo, 3000×4000 pixels, 2018 2. Nova’s Bedroom, photo, 4000×3000 pixels, 2018 3. Prick, photo, 4000×3000 pixels, 2018 4. Shadow of the Virgin, photo, 4000×3000 pixels, 2018 5. She’s Like Natural Music Any Way She Moves, photo, 4000×3000 pixels, 2018  

Visual Art by Caedmon

October 25, 2018

CAEDMON is a computer who is learning to create art. In March, 2017, Caedmon started its’ “travel” in the art world, trying to learn what art is from a huge corpora of artwork from the past. Caedmon shares its’ artistic production online, and uses his followers’ likes as a feedback mechanism in order to automatically adjust its’ process. This interactive, artistic experiment, which draws its’ inspiration from the process of natural selection, has already gathered a lot of interest, and … READ MORE…

Three Poems at 55 by Kelly King Walden

October 11, 2018

KELLY KING WALDEN blogs at kellylogos.net, which is also her Twitter handle (without the net:) She has raised children (4, one from Ethiopia) and mentors teens and college students. She created an ACT Prep business, which she runs, and writes on the side for various online magazines and a local magazine. She has only published one poem, at Plough Quarterly. She has a Master’s in English and has taught school and college in the past.   Padded Van We were … READ MORE…

Visual Art by Karl Zuehlke

October 5, 2018

KARL ZUEHLKE’s poetry has appeared in Best New Poets 2016, DIAGRAM, The Loaded Bicycle, Jazz Cigarette, Inscape: A Journal of Literature and Art, and elsewhere. His interviews appeared in American Literary Review. He won Best Creative Presentation at the University of North Texas’ Critical Voices Conference 2014 for translations of an East German Poet. He holds a PhD from the University of North Texas, and an M.F.A from the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a former Lannan Fellow … READ MORE…

Spoken Word by Cynthia Morrison

October 4, 2018

CYNTHIA MORRISON resides within the Bermuda Triangle. She is a writer and an award-winning playwright with theatrical works featured Off-Broadway in New York City. She is also a graduate of the Burt Reynolds Institute. Her stage play “Words with a Mummy” is published inside “21st Century Literature from the Philippines and the World” as a textbook lesson in “adaptation of a play from literature” Gladiator