Digital Issue No. 5 | The New Engagement

Digital Issue No. 5

Digital Issue No. 5

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November
2016

Literature

Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Essays

Private Salvation art
By Tyree Daye

Like catching breath, surmounting the burdens of anger, of normality, of memory requires great work.

The Gift art
By Mark Elzey

Withstanding a lifetime of cruel judgment paves a path to understanding, growth, and fortitude. 

Take the A Train story art
By Jonathan Marcantoni Rosa

Roaming, episodic, and with epic encounters, a lesson-fueled journey—in miniature—unfolds.

Love and Loss art
By Sudip Bhattacharya

Ordinary needs and common necessities at the mercy of irrational prejudices and unfounded persecutions.

Breathe Easy by Dan Carpenter, story art
By Dan Carpenter

Orientation, gender, and ethnic identity—liberated movement and the hope for an easy moment.

Nahum N. Welang art
By Nahum Welang

Though the continental context may change, the fixation on stereotypes, archetypes, and harmful assumptions persist.

Filigree Cosmic III, 2016 by Mauricio Paz Viola, detail
By Ariana Landeira

Filaments and flares enliven the spirit, the cosmic tug and an existential melt-up reifies the mind.

Zer0: Emancipation, Original story art by Jessica Deaver
By Jessica Deaver

The story continues into unexpected, internal realms.

Violent Current art
By Mateo Lara

Elemental stress storms, mercurial sensation strikes, and tidal tantrums—the restive and the ready move.

Art

Film, Photography, Illustration, Painting

See My Dreams Come True poster art
By Vernon Jordan III

A lyrical lament that gently reaches for the sublime.

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By LeRoy Kangalee

With an atrocity ancient and a wound permanent.

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By LeRoy Kangalee, Nina Fleck

The defiant face of a spirit heavy.

Totem II by Linda Laino detail
By Linda Laino

Sprouted from earth’s deeply-rooted organ, nature looks skyward and the resistance sings.

Transactions with Beauty by Linda Laino, detail
By Linda Laino

Spore-like and spooked, biology bares marvels.

Passing Song by Linda Laino, detail
By Linda Laino

Mystical menageries, a composite of curiosities.

The New Engagement

The New Engagement endeavors a novel approach to discovering, introducing, and showcasing writers, artists, and filmmakers, by providing them digital and print platforms, while encouraging and supporting their social-consciousness.