Synchronized Chaos February 2018: Encountering ‘Others’

  This issue, perhaps in a wild burst of curiosity, explores the various ways that we might relate to those who are different, or at least external to us. The concept of the ‘other’ exists within literary theory and sociology and refers to our categorizing something, or someone, as distinct from ourselves. Rus Khomutoff’s work […]

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Poetry from Mahbub

A Spirit of Cry   My heart was crying last night Of course a pain was there in that cry No sleep in my eyes Suddenly a cat started to cry just outside my room With the pathos tone of that cry in that dead of night I could not manage any how It started […]

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Poetry from Joan Beebe

A PEACEFUL WALK                 A renewal of spirit seems to take place While following a path along a meandering brook. Walking through a forest of beauty and serenity One’s mind is filled with the sights and soft  sounds Of nature’s  peaceful  surroundings. Time stands still and you are enveloped Within the outstretched arms of  trees as […]

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Essay from Jaylan Salah

The Unsaid/ The Other Female Monstrosity, Menstruation and Feminine Awakening in Film The female character has been depicted throughout the history of cinema in the form of various tropes. The “Other” woman, ever since the time of the female vamp has been always a challenge; used in the stark comparison to the good girl image; […]

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Poetry from Dee Allen

Chinese Apple               Full, round, organic Little oddity the colour of blood Piques my interest when others pass it over.   Holding it in one hand — Firm — Peeling away its layered hide with the other —   Tough —   This unusual gift from Asia’s orchards has […]

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Elizabeth Hughes’ Book Periscope

The Motor Hotels of Central Avenue by PW Covington The Motor Hotels of Central Avenue by PW Covington is a must have for the poetry lover’s home library. This is a compilation of poems that Mr. Covington wrote while traveling across the country. I love the pictures of the different motels he has included throughout […]

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Poetry from Lauren Ainslie

Blessing   You stand, still and calm, waiting for me, waiting for something. The proud ridges curving above your eyes make you look disapproving, I am not in the mood to be disapproved.   There is dust on your scalloped feathers, dust in the crevices of your eyes. Your short wick is clean and whole, […]

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Poetry from Kaia Hobson

“sunlit molecules” I have never wanted to breathe in those crepuscular rays illuminating the coruscant dust that does not float down to earth like the leaves outside and suddenly I wonder if time matters to those particles                              anymore always drifting until perhaps                                                  they cling to   the dew that hangs on my cloudy window and […]

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