Digital Issue No. 4 | The New Engagement

Digital Issue No. 4

Digital Issue No. 4

The New Engagement Online Journal No. 4

Eternal, but very much made of matter, she is wraithlike, though rooted deeply into the earth

October
2016

Literature

Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Essays

Valero BioPark
By Jessica Deaver

Jessica Deaver’s speculative epic delves into a sinking land.

Flag Factory art
By Ron Burch

A Kafkaesque nightmare of irrational duties and absurd bureaucracies.

Cerebral Tides, Celestial Rides art
By Law Alsobrook

The spirit roams across time and space, occasionally alighting on firm ground.

Darkness In The Margins poetry art
By Lola Rainey

Transcended, impermeable.

The Many Faces of Silence art
By Laura Cesarco Eglin

Self-preservation is a gift reluctantly given, a blessing hard won.

James Gang art
By JB McGeever

Dominance testing, tribal unions, and bruised egos make for a sound street education.

Filigree cosmic 2016 by Mauricio Paz Viola, detail
By Addie Citchens

Intergenerational reflection allows for a gracious emancipation.

Hope's Great Labor art
By Alex Brueggeman

All of humanity dropped the ball on morality. But who will care enough to pick it back up?

Traveling Freely art
By Roberto Carlos Garcia

A business trip invites observations of countless injustices and ruminations on systemic oppressions. 

Saudade art
By Adam Que

Melancholy abounds for a street that no longer exists, a neighborhood whose character has been too changed.

Art

Film, Photography, Illustration, Painting

Hawaiian Princess by Mani Price, detail
By Mani Price

(October's Cover)

cats! by Andrew Abbott, detail
By Andrew Abbott

They need. They pester. They surmount.

complicated nude by Andrew Abbott detail
By Andrew Abbott

Simple landscape. Problematic body.

get ready for the ride of your life by Andrew Abbott detail
By Andrew Abbott

Threadlike and organic, an inanimate animation stirs.  

Prayer Over Mother Earth by Alison Woody, 2016 meta image
By Alison Woody

When a sacred trust is broken sacred protection becomes the only viable option.

Filigree Cosmic I, 2016 by Mauricio Paz Viola meta image
By Mauricio Paz Viola

Ethereal and real, cosmic and of the flesh

Filigree Cosmic II, 2016 by Mauricio Paz Viola meta image
By Mauricio Paz Viola

A ghost in the human machine.

Filigree Cosmic III, 2016 by Mauricio Paz Viola meta image
By Mauricio Paz Viola

Lips like sugar eclipses.

"A History: A Scourge of Antiblackness and Self Hate, Courtesy of Master Leeroy" by Ashley Doggett, detail
By Ashley Doggett

A reckoning for the blackface minstrel show-runners.

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