Christopher Bernard reviews ‘Custodians of Beauty’ from Pavel Zustiak and the Palissimo Company at Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall

THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER     A review by Christopher Bernard For beauty is nothing but the beginning of terror . . . —Rilke Custodians of Beauty Pavel Zuštiak and Palissimo Company Zellerbach Playhouse Berkeley, California One of the many peculiarities of our post-postmodern age (though a clearer term for it would be “hypermodern”) […]

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Synchronized Chaos December 2018: Daydreams and Reveries

Welcome to December’s issue of Synchronized Chaos Magazine! First off, here’s a scholarly paper on Chaos Theory from Femke Reitsma of the Graduate School of Geography, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee.  Our theme for this month is Daydreams and Reveries.  Poet Mahbub’s speakers step out of linear time and place to process grief, love, and other strong emotions. One […]

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Poetry from Mark Young

the benefits of technology   Determined to honor the father she never knew, a polaron & a soliton lattice — sort of the homely under- dogs of the whale world — were included as special cases. So that the dangers of non-lethal blast waves   on the same or the following day wouldn’t affect any […]

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Poetry from James D. Casey

Screaming from a Secret Oubliette   In my heart, there’s a spark that screams out to the child in me. In my dreams he’s alive. In reality, he died a hero. In a battle to save my soul.   My tired third eye screams for peace of mind. Mind over matter isn’t easily achieved in […]

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Poetry from Sylvia Ofoha

WORTH ACCEPTANCE I don’t have a life, I don’t have a dream, End me now, Claim my soul, I’m sure you’ll reject it, As I’m not worth it all. Oh leave me alone, I’m weak and feeble, Strength is below my desires now, As the grave is just within my grasp, But fear of rejection […]

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Poetry from Rui Carvalho

Our beautiful island We all live on an island, blue, which is spacious is great … immense, in its circular, rugged, just like our dreams. Mystic of the summer evening in Lisbon, Rose near the Largo do Camões. We only have this island, in a blue sea, of a darkness berthed in the plains, and […]

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Elizabeth Hughes’ Book Periscope

The Canada Goslings, Lilly and Scooter, A Lesson Learned by Patricia A. Thorpe. The Canada Goslings by Patricia A. Thorpe is a very cute children’s picture book. The book has a very cute story of two Canadian Geese, Maude and Arnold, who fly to Lake Kristine in Wisconsin to lay her eggs. After the eggs […]

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Poetry from Mahbub

The Sun Eclipse   I watch the sun over my head Covered with darkness I drowse feeling so weakness in my body But you can’t guess to see the face or body I speak with you, deliver my lecture All goes as before as usual My inside is covered with death The world is departing […]

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