Category Archives: Personal Essay

VERILY WE BELONG TO THEM, AND VERILY TO THEM SHALL WE RETURN

Word Count: 1,306

by Sanah Ahsan

A reflection on love, loss, and mourning.

With UNNAMED POEM IN MOURNING
a video by LUCY XIAOCHUAN LIU

ANTHROPOCENE CROSSING

Word Count: 2,132

by Xin Wang

Finding solace in the virtual forests of the video game ‘Animal Crossing.’

With GALAXY
a video by DAGMAR SCHÜRRER

 

THE DEATH OF A STAR

Word Count: 4,813

by Sokol Ferizi

From the felt experience of the Kosovo War, to an exploration of the experience of disaster through the sight of an eclipse’s corona.

With MONUMENT FOR LOST TIME
an artwork by LARISSA SANSOUR & SØREN LIND

Unveiling the Collective in Isolation: Thinking the Apocalypse with D. H. Lawrence

Word Count: 3,927

by Matt Colquhoun

An evocation of the potentials for a collective response to apocalyptic murmurs that defies the biblical division between the saved, and the damned.

With ESCAPE
photography by TATIANA BONDAREVA

Do Androids Dream of Abroad?

Word Count: 1,887

by Sokol Ferizi

Connectivity, creativity, and daring to dream through the abandonment of exile.

With KINGDOM OF THE DISPOSSESSED
an artwork by SADIE WEIS

Duckbutt

Word Count: 4,145

by Jordan K. Thomas

An essay on the battle for self-love in a violent, white-dominated world.

With ASC BEACH, OSIRIAN PROCESSES & GOD BODY
artworks by CRICE

WALKING IN THE SHADOWS

Word Count: 2,296

by Marcie Rendon

Walking the Red River to honor Murdered & Missing Indigenous women.

With WATER
a video by TANYA LUKIN LINKLATER

On the Myths of Being White and Being Exceptional

Word Count: 3,131

by Elizabeth Tannen

On the lies that white privilege tells.

With CONQUERORS & MONSTER
photographs by PAMELA COHN

FISHING FOR FALLEN LIGHT

Word Count: 3,060

by Lora Matz

One psychotherapist’s journey from extreme poverty & domestic abuse, through institutional abuse & clandestine drug testing in the US psychiatric system, into transcendence & a life of healing.

With WHEN WE WENT THERE WE WALKED THE PERIMETER
artwork by KATE HOLFORD

EXILE

Word Count: 4,040

by Sokol Ferizi

A short story on the exile of the body, tongue, mind, and soul.

With KOSTËRRC (CH)
artwork by PETRIT HALILAJ

We Don’t Make Love Here Anymore

Word Count: 2,360

by Gabriela Wiener

Children, commitment, and erotic encounters in a bed for three.

With TERRITORIES
photographs by LEVITICUS HINDS

A Lover’s Block

Word Count: 4,285

by Sokol Ferizi

A meditation on the boundaries of monogamous love and friendship, and the triangular structure at the core of togetherness.

With AFTER ANNIE #2 & #9
photographs by KATE HOLFORD