Therapy and Treatment: A collection of acrylics by South Korean artist Choi Yunnam explores beauty standards and the entrapment of femininity through surrealistic images and ultra-vivid colors. Danni Zeigler is an American artist who uses animal bones to create abstract sculptures with the intention of implanting ideas in your mind through his titles. Essentially, his goal is to convince you what painted bones stuck together with super glue resemble. But it's up to you to decide. Have a look at Leftovers. TONY MULAS is a both a Canadian poet and the owner of a construction company. Most of his poems are autobiographical and based on true life experiences. He writes from a place of pureness and honesty, evoking powerful images and a sensuous mood. Keith Moul is a retired insurance manager currently living in the Pacific N.W. He alters an original photo with five priorities in mind, and seeks "realism," but vibrancy in his photos JUST LOOKING FOR THE LIGHT
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Eleanor Bennett is an award winning photographer and artist. Solid Structure is a selection of images focusing on biology and natural anatomy, bone structure, patterns, and fossils.
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DEATH TO POSTMODERNISM is a contemptuous exhibit of the pop culture mindset and the notion of reproduction and the infinitely reproducible in postmodernism, and questions the idea of adaptation, pastiche, and parody. Geraldine O'Kane is an Irish poet with a passion for connecting to people through poetry. She is currently pursuing a degree in Art and Fashion, and has co-founded a poetry and arts performance group called Voica Versa. When Marlow finally decides to turn his heinous deeds in for a picture perfect existence, the pain he inflicted upon others comes back to him in a way that is indescribable. Unbelievable Consequences by Eva Echo Edwardson Cuthbert has done something so extraordinary, so entirely un-Cuthbertish, that his life will probably never be the same. And the one person who realizes this is really pissed off about it. Read Cuthbert by Marc Cohen
SAM SILVAis an accomplished poet who believes that "Art is similar to religion (whether or not the artist is a theist) and artists are both mystics and scribes or at very least priests who are given a passion and devotion in a kind of unique way." ERIC DITTMAR lives in Ajax, a town in Ontario, Canada. He has a mechanical engineering degree from Cleveland State University. His poetry career began in grade seven when his teacher made a big fuss over the first poem he ever wrote and his ego took it from there. Persephone pays a male student to write a paper and is willing to do anything to make the grade. A dream is shattered, and the corruption of a university is revealed. ReadÂ The Prostitute A calm spring morning is suddenly interrupted by Brian and the murderous woman who pushes through kitchen screen with a gun stuck in his back. Read Brian's Head by Mauri Orr Stone
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The internal fiction of Helliwell's invented and autobiographical worlds is placed alongside art historical references which allude to a dialogue between artifice and reality. Check out Paul Helliwell Nick Ransom is a young writer from upstate New York. Inspired by everything from long nights spent watching the city, to quiet afternoons in the cemetery, Nick Ransom is a hopeless romantic at heart. When not writing, Ransom can usually be found guzzling massive quantities of tea, or rambling about any number of things with his partner.
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Kevin Thornburgh is a southern California poet who likes to study the poetry of China as well as write all forms of verse. He earned an MFA at Antioch LA, and his work is to be found on Amazon.com. He has published four books of poetry and memoir He hopes to add humor to his poems as well as the erotic spirit. Adam McLennon is a self-taught Scotish artist who resides in New Hampshire. He has been painting for nearly five years and has held solo exhibits in Glasgow and London. His work employes simple shapes and warm colors in order to create an un intrusive neutral aesthetic. When nothing is certain, reality itself becomes subjective. All John Wilson can be sure of is his own consciousness, but even his mind might just be his own horrific hallucination. Read Cogito Ergo Sum by Carter Fourqurean Plot's here and he isn't going anywhere until someone tells him why he's been ditched like last year's fashion and no one cares about him anymore. Read A Man Named Plot by Justin Carmickle
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Daniel Christopher O' Connell
I Never Was
James G. Piatt
THE DAY AND THE NIGHT FAR FROM THE DAY
Brian Michael Barbeito
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Nathan Douglas Hansen
Regret, Paper Heart, The Calm
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My lady forum friend
The Price of Information
Giuseppi Martino Buonaiuto
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Cheryl A. Van Beek
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This I Reveal
Four Black Dots
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No Hope in Nature
Phillipe Martin Chatelain
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Charles F. Thielman
Full Course Menu
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Robert Swereda is a member of the Filling Station collective in Calgary. He studied creative writing at Capilano University in Vancouver. Recent work has been published in In Air/Air Out, Steel Bananas, CV2, The Enpipe Line Anthology and Poetry Is Dead. Tevin Xander is an anti-artist who believes art is merely a word to describe the metamorphosis of banality into captivation. Things in My House is a collection of digital paintings that aim to turn the overlooked into points of interest. An unlikely alumnus of Montreal organized crime considers the path he must travel from violent past to family future, with a final act of chilling brutality separating one from the other. Read Holiday Gangster by Mike Staples
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Governments lie to us while corporations poison us both physically and mentally. We are only warned about the dangers of products and services when it doesn't impact the economy. Here are some warning labels that you won't see anywhere else. Check out WARNINGS The Felstone clan are a miserable bunch of failed individuals living on the fringe of society. When years of bitterness and regret burn inside you, can you find it in yourself to forgive the Felstone Stain? Read The Felstone Stain by Graeme Lottering. Mike Algera is a mid-twenty something approaching thirty, he is a McMaster graduate, advent reader, Blogger and Googler, co-editor and co-publisher of Word Salad, heavyweight performer at the Artword Artbar and champion dog walker.
Jeremiah Walton is 18, and lives in New England where he manages Nostrovia! Poetry, a small publishing press dedicated towards bringing poetry to the youth. Street art and the DIY method are a part of his idealistic relationship with poetry. J. J. Steinfeld is a Canadian fiction writer, poet, and playwright who lives on Prince Edward Island, where he is patiently waiting for Godot's arrival and a phone call from Kafka. While waiting, he has published fourteen books, and over forty of his one-act plays and a handful of full-length plays have been performed in Canada and the United States. Loren Kantor is a Los Angeles-based Woodcut Artist and writer. He is a huge fan of Classic Cinema and iconoclastic American Writers. He's been carving woodcut images for the past five years. He hopes that through his carving he can pay homage to the cultural ancestors and forerunners from our past.
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When Debbie becomes convinced that pet-marriages are all the rage, she arranges to celebrate her devotion to her cockatoo in holy matrimony. Debbie's friend and colleague observes as she jumps on board with the new trend: inter-species weddings. Read Cockatoo Wedding by Melissa McEwen
Under a curtain of fog who will gather to end it all, finally their wait was over. With his suit clean and ready to go he figured they would be the ones to have the last laugh. Read Upside Down, Inside Out by Cory Govier Jeremy's mom is a little eccentric, but no one had any notion of her dying wish until it was staring them in the face. One woman's bizarre secret brings her family together in a way they never could have imagined. Read Welcome to Body Worlds by Carly Caruso Judith Robertson is a poet, a wanderer, and a painter who enjoys writing about and living between two islands: Newfoundland in the majestic North Atlantic and Longboat Key on the Gulf of Mexico. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto and taught at the University of Ottawa (Canada) for many years. She uses poetry as an archive for memory, astonishment, and time, often writing in simple dialogue with geographical spaces and the creative people (or their ghosts) who inhabit them. Check out BareBackMagazine to read Poetry by Aldrin Aditya, Shaina List, Patricia Jones, Mayra Sergranes, Rebecca Halton, Roxana Simonet, Denver Jermyn, Megan Scussel, Bob MacKenzie, Mike Algera, and Carl Miller Daniels Damon Ferrell Marbut is a novelist and poet who lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is author of the acclaimed book, Awake in the Mad World. His poems aim for honesty and vulnerability and focus mainly on the human moment at the merging point of imagination and reality.
Gerry and his devoted rich kid hanger-on Todd plan a little getaway on his father's private jet with one of Gerry's movie star clients, but the whole thing goes awry when his true nature reveals itself even more abominable than Todd's perverse lifestyle or the secrets and lies at the foundation of a city like Los Angeles. Read How Angels Fall by Shanna Roberts-Salee
HA YOUNG KIM is a South Korean artist living in the U.K. She is interested in modern technology and science's effect on the human mind. "I found we are becoming like characterless characters losing a part of our humanity and individuality...The controlling and cold, rational, 'intelligent' logic makes us feel like objects." Poppy Taylor lives in Cumbria, a stunningly beautiful and rural part of the UK. These days there is just her and her animals, with lots of trees and grass to sit and look out upon as she writes. Most of her work is based around true life experiences either her own or from observing and listening to others. Wayne F. Burke writes to meet women, get laid, and make lots of money. Unfortunately he is still waiting for the women and money. No matter, he still writes. And for many reasons, one of them being to create something ~ which is, it seems to him, some sort of impulse or urge, or whatever you want to call it, inherent to human-kind.
Neil Ellman has been twice nominated for Best of the Net, as well as for the Rhysling Award from the Science Fiction Poetry Association. Almost 800 of his poems, many of which are ekphrastic and written in response to works of modern and contemporary art, appear in print and online journals, anthologies and chapbooks throughout the world. His first full-length collection, Parallels: Selected Ekphrastic Poetry, 2009-2012, consists of more than 200 of his previously published works. Terri Apple is one of the top voiceover actors in the country and author of Making Money In Voiceovers, and Terri Apple VOICEOVERS: Everything You Need to Know. Over her 30-year voiceover career, Terri has done thousands of commercials. Some of her voiceovers include BMW, Taco Bell, Tasters Choice, Ford, E!, ABC Family, Oscar Meyer, Home Depot, Coors Light, Fox, NBC, CBS, ABC you name it, Terri's been hired to do it, at one time or another. For more than two decades there's been a debate with a Baptist barber who believes that faith in Jesus alone is an automatic one way ticket to heaven no matter how many sins you commit. Maybe so, maybe not. Unfortunately there's only one person who can settle this argument, but he's kinda dead. Read Jesus, Can We Talk? by Donal Mahoney
Forrest Jorgensen is a 19 year old university student now studying at U of A in Arkansas. He is passionate about equality and a better world for all of humanity. "....I don't do this to prove anything of myself, nor to make a mark, nor to be remembered. I just want to help make the world a better place." What is the greatest movie idea ever? Best not to know. Lots of people have known, but not for very long, because an idea that good, people will kill for it. A Melpaso Production is a skewed take on competitiveness and the practice of taking credit for other people's work. Read A Melpaso Production by Andrew J. Simpson.
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Nathan Douglas Hansen is a writer, educator, and father. He began his writing career in the newspaper industry and turned to magazines before returning to his passion of teaching. Currently, he guides at-risk through American and World Literature, in addition to instructing Creative Writing classes. He works alongside his students, during which time he writes most of his poetry. Most of his work he does not share."Writing is a healing process. Putting pencil or pen tip to paper, or fingers across a keyboard, allows me to work through a past that has in one way or another haunted me." BEWARE: Wayne F. Burke and his Words that Burn is not only poetry, its arson. A combustible collection of poetry that will fry anyone's imagination: jails, arrests, a bad childhood, and life in the raw. Words that Burn is a brutally honest evisceration of one man's experience of life on this planet written with verve and the unadorned yet eloquent language of where the poet came from. Peter Jelen is a Canadian artist. He often gets asked why he puts eyes one on top of the other and paints people with two faces. His answer, if he feels like talking, is because most people try to hide something. By putting their eyes vertically, one on top of the other, his subject's hide nothing. They are forced to look the viewer dead on. As for two faces, he says “Don't we all have at least two.”