Digital Issue No. 9 | The New Engagement

Digital Issue No. 9

Digital Issue No. 9

THE NEW ENGAGEMENT Online Issue No. 9
March
2017

Literature

Fiction, Drama, Poetry, Essays

About the Fires story art
By Andrew Kruse-Ross

Embers of home billow and blow as history burns hard.

Shapeless Skin story art
By Travis Chi Wing Lau

Corporeal expanse, with wrangled nerves and a quieted pulse.

Millicent Gardens story art
By Marie Manilla

Humiliation and desperation/ community and aspiration.

The Gift Chapter 5 art
By Mark Elzey

This installment of Mark Elzey’s autobiography brings the reader through an interminable and harrowing string of childhood corrective surgeries for the sake of “normalization”.

By Raymond Luczak

Will, when coupled with grit, goes a long way.

Equals story art
By Casey Haymes

A relationship shakes amid combat against corporate greed.

Veiled Voices story art
By Benin Lemus

Unresolved, uncertain, and untrusting, the chasm grows.

By Nadia Ibrashi

War makes men monsters and monsters men.

By Sam Desmond

In a bitter voice, the undergirding of self worth is dismantled as a possible, unnerving root of feminism is excavated.

Art

Film, Photography, Illustration, Painting

Labial Longing
By Mauricio Paz Viola

The gynecological intermingles with the cosmic, and a galaxy widens.

Phallic Consternation
By Mauricio Paz Viola

An emperor’s virile gaze erects a penile palace.

Solemn Secretion
By Mauricio Paz Viola

A fabulous blossoming amid a  primordial seminal sea.

By Linda Laino

A feathered envelopment of the pensive heart signals a wellspring.

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.