Synchronized Chaos – May 2011: Energy in Imagination

May’s issue of Synchronized Chaos Magazine features a wide variety of creative talent, from free-flowing poetry by David Cicerone and Dave Douglas, to dramatic and highly imaginative children’s book illustrations by Elena Caravela. In this case, Energy in Imagination is intended to denote a vibrant spirit, boldness, and even uncertainty. We are excited to publish […]

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Children’s book illustrations by Elena Caravela

Elena Caravela has worked as an illustrator, instructor, and fine artist. Caravela’s illustrations were featured in award-winning children’s picture books, The Birds of the Harbor and A Night of Tamales and Roses. Caravela states, “My inspiration comes from the challenges and promises of growing up and I want to acknowledge and respect the confusion, wonder, […]

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Poetry by David Cicerone

Selections from poetry collection, “Read The Book–See The Movie–Shoot The Hostages” By David Cicerone Worldwise They’ve engineered a manhunt for my alter ego!!! I’m running on the fumes of reason & being force-fed sanity as supplement to a steady diet of nothing Watching myself regress to a hippie in toenails only as necessary illusion replaces […]

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Poetry by Dave Douglas

Cold Shoulder My mind’s eye burns up the road, Until it hit a blind cold shoulder; My focus spins out of control Onto a thin sheet of icy candor. Storms in my brain lose their power, The flames in my heart drown out, As the gravity of forged caution signs Drops a detour of a […]

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Book Review: In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez

[Reviewed by Bruce Roberts] Once we have taken care of life’s essentials—food and shelter—life can be a lot of fun. The day-to-day patterns of life can get comfortable, enjoyable, rewarding in all their small pleasures. Sometimes, however, we must risk losing these comforts.  Sometimes, we are pulled to think not just of ourselves, but of […]

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