Synchronized Chaos August 2016: Storms of Change

(Photo above courtesy of the free digital archives of the New York Public Library, which you can access here. Just enter a search term—like “storm”—or terms, & see what comes up, it’s so fun!) Good evening, this is guest editor Tony Longshanks LeTigre. We are all disaster survivors at the moment of one kind or […]

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Poetry from J. K. Durick

                                Sink Holes If no one was hurt, the news treats them as a bit of humor, A diversion from politics and the economy, a photo with a work crew next to it, for scale, works best; they’re like A movie set, one of those old Western ones, with a hotel And saloon, precisely built […]

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Poetry from Prerna Bakshi

What’s the name of your pind? (First published in The Ofi Press)   He asks me which pind do I belong to? Confused, I respond by telling him the names of my grandfather’s and grandmother’s village. He interjects, her’s not necessary. Your belonging, your identity, your pind is traced through the pind of your father and […]

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Poem from Colin McCandless

Balancing Act A stealthy stalker stops and stares, still life Before it’s prudent prey, poised to pounce The hunted, hunched down and hovering low the hunter Is waiting and weighing, wired in and watching Crouching and creeping, crawling ever closer Tiptoeing toward the tantalizing target Leaping and launching, letting loose a lethal Attack that achieves […]

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Haiku from Christopher Bernard

Haiku for Adelle by Christopher Bernard Adelle Foley I bend down to pick    up, in the fragrant garden,    a sleek, dark feather.      A fallen glove. A    smell of cloves and grass. Far off,    a small, drunken bell.      If death is sleep, you    are like the little mountain flowers    folding under a vanishing […]

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Poetry from Hanoch Guy

At this moment                                                   “At this moment I realized that I did not know anything for certain:”* Hundreds of thousands of bodies wash to shore A volcanic eruption at sea submerges twenty […]

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Interview by Jaylan Salah with Jackson Gallagher

The Man who Roamed the World Upcoming Australian Talent Jackson Gallagher Speaks on Photography, On-screen Machismo and Being an Icon of Modern Fan Culture (Jackson Gallagher – credit: Oli Sansom) One might try a little harder if they plan to scare Jackson Gallagher. Going from one extreme to the other seems to be his game. […]

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Review of Gödel, Escher, Bach by Tony Longshanks LeTigre

Review of Douglas Hofstadter’s Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid by Tony Longshanks LeTigre When I lived in San Francisco, there was a hackerspace in the Mission district that became my entire world for two wild years. It was like being beamed aboard an experimental anarchist spacecraft full of creative technology & the coolest, […]

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Essay from Donal Mahoney

Why Did You Write That?  Anyone who has written fiction or poetry probably has been asked at one time or another, “Why did you write that?” I’ve been asked that question and I have never been able to provide an answer. Some writers may set out to write a poem that will address an important […]

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