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mope By H.G. Heath
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m o p e by Hunter G. Heath is creatively unoriginal in the most beautiful way. Constructed from the poetry of Frank O’Hara, Heath deftly cuts up and rearranges O’Hara’s work to... More > create a remix from the original poems, taking inspiration from modern music remixes but going a step farther to create entirely new meaning from what already existed. The poetry explores doubleness and art’s communal multiplicity in that this work reflects two voices: that of O’Hara in his familiar way alongside that of the reconstructionist Heath who perhaps shows the reader what O’Hara was really saying. Or instead, this type of cut-up experimentalism shows the world what a mind might make of another’s career, itself a conceptual outpouring backed by respect, honor, and empathy.< Less
Fractal Idyll By Heikki Huotari
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What use is balance without opposition? This is the question central to Fractal Idyll, wherein Heikki Huotari creates beautifully simplistic, at-times disorienting, though ultimately fulfilling bites... More > of prose poetry. Each is a type of straw house built on shifting sand. A disyllabic heart lives in each. The poems shift, sway, and carry the reader through a mesmerizing landscape of language and purpose.< Less
After the Pause Year 3 By After the Pause
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After the Pause Y/3 collects the best poetry, flash fiction, and literary ephemera from the past four issues of the quarterly magazine, ranging from Winter 2016 to Fall 2017. a...p's third print... More > anthology contains work from a venerable collection of international writers, both new to the magazine alongside some old stalwarts. After the Pause aims to feature the freshest, zaniest voices of new and old talent alike, and they believe they've achieved that once again here.< Less
Three Pioneers By Samuel Bolin
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2013: An unhinged researcher into U.S. ‘black sites’ struggles to remember what he is doing at the wheel of his speeding car: his estranged wife and a person he cannot recognize are... More > unconscious in the seats behind him. 1839: A failed explorer obsessed with a famous rival sets out into Australia’s uncharted deserts, wagering the lives of his few remaining followers in his last bad bet for fame. Near future: A former child prodigy prepares for his cryonic preservation, deliriously anticipating the celebrations that will greet him on his resurrection.< Less
After the Pause Year 2 By After the Pause
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After the Pause Year 2 is packed to the bursting point with poetry, flash fiction, and literary ephemera from over thirty international artists. Featuring a cover from the brilliantly talented Maggie... More > Chiang and the wildly inventive Intermission section readers of the first anthology will recall, this collection captures the 2015-2016 journey of After the Pause and its readers.< Less
Lost Gardens of the Hakudo Maru By Ryu Ando
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Lost Gardens of the Hakudo Maru is a veritable journey through the netherworld of existential consciousness, laced in equal measure with hard-hitting reality. Primarily speculative in nature (though... More > hard to pin down definitively), the poems focus on issues of quantum theory; alien contact (and the impossibility of truly understanding something non-human); technophobia/technophilia; Japanese literature, culture & myth (specifically the myth of Hakudo Maru); mathematics; literary Modernism and the avant garde and whatever else Ando's talented pen could think up.< Less
The Nineteen Steps Between Us By Darren C. Demaree
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Darren C. Demaree yet again dazzles the literary intellect with his depthless exploration of human relationship, connection, and the transcendent community notable in any dyad. Through language that... More > holds utmost beauty for its starkness on the page, Demaree guides the reader through nineteen cycles of poetry to once more move readers beyond the molten landscape of the earth to something extraterrestrial, something beyond the human that, without words, might never be touched at all. Here, he constructs a book with a voice to feel in every aspect of the body.< Less
The Wind in a Seashell By Mohineet Kaur Boparai
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"A windy seashell/ Murmurs in the sand's ears/ Slowly the secret" Mohineet Kaur Boparai's poetry continually presses secrets into the reader's hands, like the sea washing upon the shore.... More > Each poem is a refreshment in the process of waking to beauty and finding newness where a mind once thought pedantry had sunk in. Each passing line is a window onto water our mind wishes to drink. Boparai effortlessly graces the literary palette with as much as it could ever wish to have in one work of poetry. From an elegant voice, in the author's words, "biology and geography come morphed in paint and pigment." The words breathe a new type of oxygen that poetry needs.< Less
After the Pause Year 1 By After the Pause
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Y/1 is the first print anthology from After the Pause literary magazine. The anthology, ranging from the inaugural Winter 2014 issue to the Fall 2015 issue, includes poetry and flash fiction from 69... More > international contributors.< Less
Opaque Melodies That Would Bug Most People By Corey Mesler
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Opaque Melodies That Would Bug Most People is filled with young, vibrant poems from a wise voice. The poems often wax reflective, filled with the historicity of experience, yet always returning to... More > the now. Thus, Mesler’s collection is defined by beautiful immediacy, intimacy, and urgency. Constantly, these poems remind the reader what it means to be human, to be alive and living surrounded by a multitude of beating hearts and breathing lungs. While each poem recounts a snippet of life, together the poems create an earthy blanket that connects readers to a single mind whose voice throughout remains delicate, concrete, and vital, like an old friend. The verse engages the commonplace and the abstract with equal measures thoughtfulness. Each piece builds and builds until, by the end, the reader has experienced a life, and come away refreshed, having experienced hopeful energy.< Less