A Literary Publication

Poetry - Fiction - Art - Photography

Saturday Nov 22, 2014
An Introduction:
 
This is the religious, political, pretty poetry free zone. Here the words bleed as the
ugly truth speaks from the depths of its darkest, rawest heart; exposing scars 
and
the still fresh wounds of the imperfect flesh most 
beautiful in the humbling flaws
of the human unmasked, 
confessing secrets, thoughts and realities most haunting...... 


 

Featured Artist and Cover Artist Fall/Winter 2014: Niall Parkinson
 

Niall Parkinson is an Irish artist specializing in the origination of dark, surreal, conceptual and spiritual hand drawn illustration from which he explores the darker regions of the human heart and experience. His background is in commercial graphic design and he had spent over 20 years working in this capacity within the printing industry. Niall has also had success in the music industry designing cd covers and booklets primarily for European metal bands. Read More 


 


Current Issue and Features

Day Unites the Self

by Carl Scharwath

 


Image © http://www.123rf.com

Immersed with a morning meditation.
swirling in the midst of cheerful society,
surrounds a soul breeding new loneliness.

Quaking transposed heart murmurs
to the open spectral chest exposed
blessing the sensuous self.

Conforming to the normalizing demands.
we find a man merely existing,
joining frozen shadows of the living.

©Carl Scharwath


Carl is a father and that means the most to him. His interests include competitive running and a 2nd degree black belt in TKD. Print publishing credits include; Not Popular Magazine, Lake Healthy Living, Paper Wasp (Australia), Pulse and Abandoned Towers (3 consecutive issues.) Web publishing credits include; Pens On Fire, Calliope Verve, World Salad Poetry, Mad Swirl,Lyrical Passion, 36Channels, Sketchbook(Haiku) and Language & Culture. Net. Recently he had a news story in the Orlando Sentinel and a two page feature in Lake Healthy Living Magazine. Both articles discussed the "Running Poet." The poet recently won 2nd place in the Lake County Library” Best Poems of 2009 and also “Best in Issue” in Haiku Reality Magazine, Serbia. His first short story will be published in the Birmingham Arts Journal.

 

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