Digital Issue No. 7 | The New Engagement

Digital Issue No. 7

Digital Issue No. 7

The New Engagement January 2017 Cover

Defiance. Subversion. Revolution. The New Engagement will continue to venture into new territory and pack potent punches.

January
2017

Literature

Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Essays

Billy The Grub story art
By Jon Berger

The pursuit to fit in, attain acknowledgement, and find self-acceptance moves into a bracing new dimension.

Ghost Story Crafted for a Girl Child story art
By Samantha DeFlitch

Environmental harm contaminates the soul of the abusers and discolors the spirit of the abused.

While You Wait story art
By Genelle Chaconas

A frenetic stream of consciousness brings vibrant clarity to an otherwise occluded, banal moment.

The Operation story art
By LeRoy Kangalee

Cold, clinical discomfort; a soul screams as it is split in two.

The Miracle of Death essay art
By Ken Class

With a steely resolve, the bereaved faces the bitter sorrows of life and the irrefutability of demise.

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.

By Adriana Garriga-Lopez

Wiley and unpredictable, the wronged rise and strike back.

Love Letter to Virginia Woolf essay art
By Rachel Veroff

Identification with a literary legend prompts a lucid renewal.

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.

This Political Body essay art
By Erin Roux

The trauma of the 2016 Presidential Election awakens dormant demons.

From the Frequency of Television essay art
By Melissa Barrow

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

A Bend in the Track story art
By Aditya Desai

Existential discontent reroutes and recovers.

The Gift art
By Mark Elzey

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

Art

Film, Photography, Illustration, Painting

A Queen by Malak Mattar
By Malak Mattar

Unmovable, but vulnerable.

The Renewed Mona Lisa by Malak Mattar
By Malak Mattar

The mystery behind the smirk deepens.

Starry Sighs by Malak Mattar
By Malak Mattar

The dreamer gets safely lost within the constellations.

Occupied by Malak Mattar
By Malak Mattar

The thinker works through unfathomable concerns.

Wounded Weepers by Malak Mattar
By Malak Mattar

An ocular stigmata begets a river of bloody tears.

Framed Patrician by Brian Alessandro
By Brian Alessandro

The grave craves those who deny their mortality.

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.