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the truth isn’t always hopeful

issue 32 – january 2022

Read it Now

the truth isn’t always hopeful

issue 32 – january 2022

Read It Now

Issue 31: it’s going to be beautiful

For our last issue of the year, we offer mushrooms, caption writers, and bygones. Next month we:      forget Submission guidelines can be found here. love,  amanda lezra  Editor-in-Chief An Ode to Mushrooms Spore, grow you must. Feast until the day of your devouring. Trickle under,

Issue 30: ode

This month we offer changed names, the flame of fierce determination, and a body resistant to loving. Next month we continue to:      ode Submission guidelines can be found here. love,  amanda lezra  Editor-in-Chief FITTING IN We kissed cats, Cuddled dogs, Reared rats, Fed frogs, Smoked

Issue 29: linger

layers -  cory fisher  This month we offer fruit we never eat, transparent gummy worms, and dream after dream. Next month we:      ode Submission guidelines can be found here. love,  amanda lezra  Editor-in-Chief still life with neighbors Cezanne’s tables, broken and discontinuous, are

Issue 28: possess

This month the theme is possess: to have, or, to take, or, to be taken. Today we offer cookies garnished with poems, a sprig of lilac, a new love, and another love.

  • brightly-colored orange, yellow, and blue fish swimming in an aquarium

Issue 27: why is love

Today we offer a light that isn't really light, flat sweet bleach, and the one who will protect you.

Issue 24: release

This month, we offer detoxification, the subtle art of forgetting, mood swings, darkness, and how love becomes a part of it.

Issue 31: it’s going to be beautiful

For our last issue of the year, we offer mushrooms, caption writers, and bygones. Next month we:      forget Submission guidelines can be found here. love,  amanda lezra  Editor-in-Chief An Ode to Mushrooms Spore, grow you must. Feast until the day of your devouring. Trickle under,

Issue 30: ode

This month we offer changed names, the flame of fierce determination, and a body resistant to loving. Next month we continue to:      ode Submission guidelines can be found here. love,  amanda lezra  Editor-in-Chief FITTING IN We kissed cats, Cuddled dogs, Reared rats, Fed frogs, Smoked

Issue 29: linger

layers -  cory fisher  This month we offer fruit we never eat, transparent gummy worms, and dream after dream. Next month we:      ode Submission guidelines can be found here. love,  amanda lezra  Editor-in-Chief still life with neighbors Cezanne’s tables, broken and discontinuous, are

Issue 28: possess

This month the theme is possess: to have, or, to take, or, to be taken. Today we offer cookies garnished with poems, a sprig of lilac, a new love, and another love.

  • brightly-colored orange, yellow, and blue fish swimming in an aquarium

Issue 27: why is love

Today we offer a light that isn't really light, flat sweet bleach, and the one who will protect you.

Issue 24: release

This month, we offer detoxification, the subtle art of forgetting, mood swings, darkness, and how love becomes a part of it.

Issue 23: grief sells best where I’m from

This month, we offer nuance: rubies, beets, the book of the sun, no missed calls, a stain-less steel tree. “Nuance I'd say means redefining the smallest of details, parts that elude our daily scrutiny of this world. It means spotting a gash from the seemingly obscure, making out a white stain from the blinding dark. Nuance tilts towards shapeshift. The slight difference between our lifestyles & all other entities.”

Issue 22: if I could stop time

Late last winter the world as we knew it shut down. I kept a list of words that echoed across early pandemic conversations: grief, dead, sick, wait, prognosis, we’ll see, stay safe, be well. I unearthed this list this winter. I noticed how each word revolved around time: its ebbing, passing, ending; how much we have, how much we want.

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