Elizabeth Hughes’ Book Periscope column

Exit Lives by Jamel Gross Exit Lives is a short horror story about a couple who plan to go on a trip after the husband’s grandparents died. The man’s grandparents told him stories that were so horrible he went to a doctor and was prescribed anti-psychotic meds to handle the delusions. On their way to the airport […]

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Poetry from J.J. Campbell

———————————————————————————- up against the roof   sometimes on these nights where i can hear the rain pounding up against the roof   i lay in bed alone and wish to die   i know it’s not likely but a boy can dream   though, i have no interest in seeing my funeral   i don’t […]

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Photography from Jim Zola

These four photos include what I call the Georgia O’Keeffe Tree (a tree directly outside of the O’Keeffe Musuem in Santa Fe, NM) — a broken Christmas ornament, branches reflected in water, and an installation art piece made up of donated ladders. Jim Zola has worked in a warehouse, as a security guard, in a […]

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Poetry from Akinmade Abayomi Zeal

  A Whim to Lie! Ogun, hear my plea, I have a whim to lie. Oh, Venerated one! You boast a largeese of oceans Yet choose to bath in pools of blood. Ogun oooooooooooooooo! The mighty man of valour, Custodian of the sacred oath, Keeper of sanity. The mighty king of Ire. He boasts a […]

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Poetry from Michael Robinson

Mirror  Have you seen my soul? Do you see what I see when I look into the mirror? Seeing my soul is seeing the woodpecker at the feeder with its black and white body nesting in the morning sun. Newness  He wanted to write a poem of the mountains only to describe his own success […]

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Poetry from Joe Schueler

  Sole Courtyard   With soulless lows With arms tight, When burning rage When stealthy might Open the shackled pass that follows your dreams Can I see your world from under the seams  

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Narrative essay from Todd Wiggins

A Father’s Purpose My name is Roozario Wiggins Sr. I’m a native Louisianan born and raised. Proudly, the first of my mother’s children to graduate high-school and college. While attending college in Wyoming the reality of culture shock hit me hard. Big open space, mountains and cattle were quite the opposite of my upbringing (low-income […]

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Film review from Rui Carvalho

  Cinema Critique: Les Délices de Tokyo by Rui M. Carvalho (30 May 2017) Full of poetry, Les Délices de Tokyo, a movie directed by NAOMI KAWASE, is a film that imprisons us inside the screen. Gradually we forget everything around us, until we almost refuse to be confronted with the end of this wonderful […]

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Poetry from Joan Beebe

UNIVERSAL ONENESS When one thinks of the Universe, It seems to be a vast ocean of time and space. A nothingness that is an entity having no effect On we humans living on our own planet Earth. But as we live our own lives, there is something Of which we may not be aware. That […]

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