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Essays

Essays

Hollow Threats art
By Mary Gustafson

The nightmares forbid forgetting.

The Gift essay art
By Mark Elzey

The next installment of Mark Elzey’s autobiographical book revisits a life-changing, perspective-altering trauma.

This Political Body essay art
By Erin Roux

The trauma of the 2016 Presidential Election awakens dormant demons.

Love Letter to Virginia Woolf essay art
By Rachel Veroff

Identification with a literary legend prompts a lucid renewal.

On Typos and Grammatical Errors...story art
By Chris Shorne

The meaning of the text can find itself surprisingly enhanced by the little missteps made along the way.

Hawaiian On The Inside essay art
By Lehua Parker

Tension between appearance and origin inform a cultural legacy.

Tiny Dancer essay art
By Nicole Goodwin

Dignified curtsies in dark corners, empowering pirouettes atop threatening structures, liberating heel turns through unfriendly places.

Sarapiqui story art
By Hope Lindsay

Mysticism moves mountains as the land trundles over fragile feelings.

The Gift art
By Mark Elzey

Mark Elzey’s revelatory autobiography continues to make perspicacious and poignant connections.

From the Frequency of Television essay art
By Melissa Barrow

A rebellious, expressive fury kicks up a sandstorm in the desert.

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