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a different side of faith

Mark Benton interviews
Brent Schreiber

 

Our art editor Mark Benton recently had this exchange with Brent Schreiber, featured artist for Issue #33. Here’s what he had to say about his creative process, his artistic influences, and his interest in combining different mediums…Read more

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The Words Spoken Need to Seduce: Micro-interviews with 6 Poets

Grier Martin interviews
6 poets from Issue 33

 

Our poetry editor Grier Martin recently had these exchanges with our Issue #33 poets Natalie Crick, Aileen Bassis, Kristian O’Hare, D. S. Maolalai, Milla van der Have, and Rachel Walker. Here’s what they had to say about their inspirations and the act of writing poetry… Read more

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Poetry Is the Cheapest Means of Healing: Micro-interviews with 6 Poets

Grier Martin interviews
6 poets from Issue 33

 

Our poetry editor Grier Martin recently had these exchanges with our Issue #33 poets Hussain Ahmed, Alexis Bates, James Blevins, Moushumi Chakrabarty, Savannah Cooper, and Jessica Lee. Here’s what they had to say about their inspirations and the act of writing poetry… Read more

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Hussain Ahmed

Ice Cream and Blood
 
 

Chromatography was our best chance,

to separate blood from

the ice cream. I see there’s little oil

in the world

to make this love go round…
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Aileen Bassis

A Girl Who Was Born Without a Mother
 
 

She could be progeny from another

universe where metal coalesced

with blood and salt—she emerges

with a scattering of nails and rust,

chewing gum and baby hair…
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Alexis Bates

Unsolicited Advice (About That Boy)
 
 

My roommate stops me from tossing

the bananas, already browning,

the rot makes them better

for the stomach to digest…
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James Blevins

Helios
 
 

In the smoke of morning, she takes

off the sun’s clothes for me,

holds them up by two fingers,

before letting them fall upon

the earth…
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Moushumi Chakrabarty

Illegal
 
 

Imagining a landscape is easy

What is not

Is grappling with its spirit and pull.

In the Piazza del Signoria…
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Savannah Cooper

Fragments
 
 

Under the deepest, darkest sky,

I drive home. Only the stars

tacked across its bruise-blue

surface keep it from falling,

collapsing around me like a sheet…
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Natalie Crick

Two Poems
 
 

The whisper

Wicks from her lips.

A soothing salve.

She bends, twists,

Feet touching the walls…
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Jessica Lee

My mom found my condoms
 
 

I’m eight hundred miles away

and my family is painting over the red

walls of teenage bedroom/boudoir,

boxing up

the contents of my flower-knobbed…
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D.S. Maolalai

A bowl of oranges
 
 

with you away

I sleep a lot

and not often alone.

my bedroom is a bowl of oranges…
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Kristian O’Hare

Two Poems
 
 

Even the creeping myrtle

doesn’t stand a chance against

the lily-of-the-valley

as it storms the lawn, a cluster

of dark-green lanceolate leaves…
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Milla Van Der Have

Snowdrift
 
 

It’s dark when she wakes

darker than she has gone before.

It’s not a blanket or a cage

but rather the stark dissent

of all that’s missing…
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Rachel Walker

My Sister Posing in Front of the Arno
 
 

If it weren’t for the scrunchie

around your wrist and the teal

water bottle in the picture,

you could be Botticelli’s

Venus. Tawny hair swept…
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Art Issue #33

Listen series

By Brent Schreiber
 
 

These paintings and drawings are from Brent Schreiber’s Listen series, which he describes as “an ongoing collection featuring the portrait and figure exploring themes of god, faith, spirituality, hope, religion and the human bond.”
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