Review

Called into Question: A Review of Samantha Giles’ 'Total Recall'

Angelo Colavita lives and writes in Philadelphia, where he serves as Founding Editor of Empty Set Press and Associate Editor at Occulum Journal. He is the author of two chapbooks of poetry, Flowersonnets (ESP 2018) and Heroines (ESP 2017), with work appearing or forthcoming in Pigeon: A Radical Animal Reader vol. 2, Dream Pop Journal, Prolit Magazine, South Broadway Ghost Society, Luna Luna Magazine, Yes Poetry, and elsewhere online and in print. Follow him on twitter @angeloremipsum and on instagram at @angelocolavita

Called into Question: A Review of Samantha Giles’ 'Total Recall'

A Review of Kristin Garth’s 'Shakespeare for Sociopaths'

Jared Benjamin (or also known by his pen name/stage name, J.B. Stone) is a neurodivergent writer and slam poet from Brooklyn, now residing in Buffalo. Stone is the author of A Place Between Expired Dreams and Renewed Nightmares (Ghost City Press 2018) and the forthcoming Fireflies & Hand Grenades (Stasia Press 2019). His work has appeared in BlazeVOX, Peach Mag, Glass, Empty Mirror, Maudlin House, Crack the Spine, Occulum, and elsewhere. You can check out more of his work atjaredbenjaminstone.com or his tweets @JB_StoneTruth.


A Review of Kristin Garth’s 'Shakespeare for Sociopaths'

Here's What Resonated With You in 2018

While we don't believe in best of lists, we went through our content over the past year and saw what resonated most with you, our readers, across our different genres and sections. Here's what you loved:

Here's What Resonated With You in 2018

A Mystic Journey into a Woman Loving Herself: A Review of Savannah Slone's Book

Adedayo Agarau is a student and poet hoping to make the world a little better with his words and photography. He has works up at Barren Magazine, Geometry and 8poems. He is the author of For Boys Who Went. His manuscript "Asylum Chapel," is coming to light for publication and looking for a good home. Please connect with him on twitter @adedayoagarau and on Instagram @wallsofibadan, where he documents the beauty and pain of his Nigerian city home.

A Mystic Journey into a Woman Loving Herself: A Review of Savannah Slone's Book

A Review of 'Me and Nina'

Jeffrey W. Peterson was a 2011 Fellow in the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of West Georgia and his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College.  His work has appeared in African American Review and The Westchester Review. He co-directed the SLC Poetry Festival in 2013 and served as the Creative Director of LUMINA that same year.  He currently teaches American Literature in Locust Grove, GA, reads for The Carolina Quarterly and The Boiler, and is on staff for ALLIANCE Drum & Bugle Corps and Atlanta Quest.  He is the Poetry Editor and a founding member of Madcap Review.


A Review of 'Me and Nina'

Geo Metro Just Released Its Second Album & It Is Timely AF

Joanna C. Valente is a human who lives in Brooklyn, New York. They are the author of Sirs & Madams (Aldrich Press, 2014),The Gods Are Dead (Deadly Chaps Press, 2015), Marys of the Sea (Operating System, 2017), Sexting Ghosts (Unknown Press, 2018), Xenos (Agape Editions, 2016), and the editor of A Shadow Map: Writing by Survivors of Sexual Assault (CCM, 2017). They received their MFA in writing at Sarah Lawrence College. Joanna is the founder of Yes Poetry and the managing editor for Luna Luna Magazine. Some of their writing has appeared in Brooklyn Magazine, Prelude, BUST, Spork Press, and elsewhere. Joanna also leads workshops at Brooklyn Poets. joannavalente.com / Twitter: @joannasaid / IG: joannacvalente  


Geo Metro Just Released Its Second Album & It Is Timely AF

Here's What Resonated With You in 2017

While we don't believe in best of lists, we went through our content over the past year and saw what resonated most with you, our readers, across our different genres and sections. Here's what you loved:

Here's What Resonated With You in 2017

9 Poems to Read Alongside Lateef Dameer's Album 'First Kiss'

If you believe music is life, then you need to listen to Lateef Dameer's album First Kiss. The best way I can describe it is this: It's like a jazzier J Dilla. It's an album that threads together a loose narrative based in love and desire and intimacy - and honesty. If you aren't your true authentic self, can you get real love in return? That's the most important question the album asks. 

9 Poems to Read Alongside Lateef Dameer's Album 'First Kiss'

What ‘Lady Bird’ Got Wrong — And What It Got Right

In a movie about growing up, you can expect a lot of pains. You can expect those silent traumas to happen without the main character fully realizing how a seemingly ordinary moment, like a slapdash comment from your mom about weight or losing your virginity to someone whose indifference is truly neglect. When you watch any movie about growing up, you know it’s going to be uncomfortable – which Lady Bird was, even while it made you laugh.

What ‘Lady Bird’ Got Wrong — And What It Got Right

Review of 'The Happy End / All Welcome' by Mónica de la Torre

Torin Jensen is a poet and translator living in Denver, where he co-edits Goodmorning Menagerie. His work has appeared in numerous publications and online journals, most recently Entropy, Deluge, and Cordite Poetry Review. He's the author of "Phase-sponge [ ] the keep" (Solar Luxuriance, 2014).

Review of 'The Happy End / All Welcome' by Mónica de la Torre