Art and Poetry from K.C. Fontaine

                Punk Rock, Fast and Pray HAYES STREET VERSE for Gwich’in. _________________ minority reality reduction based aside mountain croiX; burn aside, road rail.. river mural rush. _________

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Ekphrastic Poetry from Neil Ellman

Wilder Shores of Love (after the painting by Cy Twombly)                 I After the river is crossed so many unspeakable words so many excuses so many photographs torn and burned chairs thrown and mirrors shattered on its wilder shore no peaceable kingdom no place for devotion conciliation and […]

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Essay from Christopher Bernard

The Present Emergency By Christopher Bernard On November 8, 2016, we witnessed a kind of political 9/11, a Brexit as nuclear bomb. It felt like being given a diagnosis of terminal cancer for our society, our civilization, our way of life, or witnessing the sack of Rome by Alaric. It isn’t the first time many […]

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Poetry from Neil Ellman

Departure of a Ghost (watercolor/gouache by Paul Klee)                   The ghost of my other self my inner self, my alter self lives with me, shares my bed, my life as if it were its life a place at my table within my house as if it were […]

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Poetry from K.C. Fontaine

A Slow Suicide I. the pakistani painter’s studio a shrine to her lost self the finer things glossed resistance depressed days blunted nights II. the darkest corner of her dust-laden studio whisper brighter daysze.

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Poetry from Neil Ellman

Selfinity (Roberto Matta Echaurren, painting)                 Infinity, self the self in infinite shapes of past, present and future selves never quite themselves yet always somehow the same as if the self = mc2 constant, eternal and infinite as if there were only a single time and space in […]

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Kahlil Crawford interviews 48blocks.com founder Leland Ware

One of my early literary/skating influences was 48blocks.com founder Leland Ware. Leland was a bit more cosmopolitan than most of us; and you’d be hard-pressed to come across him doing anything unrelated to writing/skating in some way, shape or form. I reached out to him recently to see what’s up.. KC: Sup man, it’s been a minute […]

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Kahlil Crawford reviews Lisa Stalvey’s memoir Food, Sex, Wine and Cigars

  A renowned chef, Lisa Stalvey spent the past eighteen years of her life penning her independently published cookbook-to-memoir, Food, Sex, Wine & Cigars. A raw, experiential self-reflection; FSWC, to me, is more than a mere book – it is a Movement. Lisa embodies the literary risk-taking often absent today – a reality she, certainly, can relate to […]

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Essay from Shannon Snyder

Mosaic Under an uncharacteristically clear London sky, I looked behind me as I rode across the playground on a pink scooter that was much too small for me. I was being chased by two three-year-olds, the make-believe cops in rapid pursuit of their robber. They shouted stop, stop! and I slowed down only enough to […]

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