Unlikely contributor Randy Adams passed away April 25, 2014. This issue is dedicated to his memory, and the memory of our friend and contributor, Kurtice Kucheman.
Please welcome our new Fiction Editor, Justin Herrmann!
Forty-One Visual Poems by Jim Leftwich
"non-poems, correspondences, process poems, fluxus poems, fun poems, opaque poems, empty poems, slippery poems, skewed poems, torqued poems, playful poems, love songs, eulogies, labyrinths, autodidactic poems, procedural poems, arbitrary poems, looking as reading as writing, serial poems, aggregate poems, clump poems, spray poems, thelemic poems..."
Four Selections from Statevillainy
by K.R. Copeland
"In one network of dirt there lurk many unpleasantries, unseen by the masses, still no less there than air. Microcosmic clunks and clinks of movement sinkhole slowly, rumble when the hush is meant to come. Tumultuous sub-ciety—sunrise falls. At the cornerstone of war, all lore grows wildly."
More in Poetry
Gender Violence: Police profiling, harassment, and violence against transgender and gender nonconforming people
by Jordan Flaherty
"The modern gay rights movement was born on June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn, on Christopher Street in New York City's West Village. Resistance broke out in response to a violent police raid against the gay community, and riots continued for several days. Many of the key leaders were transgender women, such as Sylvia Rivera, who had started her activism during the 1950s civil rights movement and continued until her death in 2002."
More in Activism
Journalism's Demise and the Devaluation of Literary Art
by Dennis Weiser
'It is not the military general, nor the career politician, nor even the corporate entrepreneur, but rather the hardnosed, investigative, career journalist who has become the true enemy of literary art in our time. Journalists have fallen far short of the goal of political action, which sociologist Max Weber envisioned for the Third Estate when he wrote "Politics as a Vocation."'
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Three Short Movies by Talan Memmott
Talan Memmott is a hypermedia writer/artist, and theorist. Memmott has taught digital art, electronic writing, and new media studies in the Digital Culture and Communication Program at the Blekinge Institute of Technology in Karlskrona, Sweden, the Teledramatic Arts and Technology Department at California State University Monterey Bay; the Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Colorado Boulder, and the Rhode Island School of Design.
Two Short Stories by Elizabeth McGuire
"A baby is born. Again. A baby is called Henry. Again. He is so cute and beautiful. Of course. Everyone is excited. Of Course. His mother is so happy. His father is so proud. If you don't stop crying you won't hear the baby cry."
Five Drawings by Vanessa Martinez
Vanessa Martinez was born in Chula Vista, California during the late 80's amidst aging power lines and taco shops. She spent her adolescence absorbing the vulgarities of underground comics and old punk records with song titles she couldn't recite to her mother.
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With Ethans by Anonymous, Aaron Avila, Alan Bigelow, Scott Davis, Keith Higginbotham, Alexandra Naughton, Jason Nelson, Vera Lucia Pinto, Johansen Quijano, Anastasia Salter, Matthew Sherling, and Brian Vann, based on the missing short story by Jeremy Hight
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