Category Archives: Poetry

America’s Assad Avatar

Word Count: 424

by Jeffrey Young

Written with the knowledge incarceration brings, poetry as dissent, naming the mirroring of violence between Syria and the US.

RETRACTING PLEXUS

Word Count: 713

by Dimitra Ioannou

Poetry revolting against the imposition of pervasive judgement under semiocapitalism, and gesturing to its ripe, hidden ruptures.

With PLEXUS ELASTIC
a video by ANDREA GARCIA VASQUEZ

GOOD EYE TO THE BOUGHS

Word Count: 1,005

by Lehua Taitano

Poetry on the fine line between birth and death, joy and grief.

With REGENESIS: AN OPERA TENTACULAR (ACT 1)
a video by RIEKO WHITFIELD

LETTERS FROM MY CHILDHOOD

Word Count: 708

by Ojo Taiye

Poetry on the delicacy of intimate violence, as seen by a son.

With an excerpt from AFTER MY DEATH / A MUTABLE DECISION
a performance by INDIRA ALLEGRA

Anthropocene Reversed Abecedarian: Spoken by the Author

Word Count: 328

by Su Hwang

Su reads her poem originally featured in Issue 006: SEIZE.

ODE TO THE RISING SUN

Word Count: 441

by Ojo Taiye

Prose-poetry on the reverberations of the Biafra War.

With EARTHBURNER
a video by MANNY OROZCO

BLADE RUNNER (1982)

Word Count: 1,767

by Franny Choi

A lyrical takedown of anti-Asian racism and misogyny.

With an excerpt from MYCEAQUA VITAE
a film by JOSÈFA NTJAM

 

DWELLING

Word Count: 420

by Steph Hartop

A lyric of desire, reverence, light, and dark.

نانی

Word Count: 604

by Sanah Ahsan

Poetry that blooms from grief to honor a grandmother’s life.

With THE OTHER SIDE
artwork by LUCY XIAOCHUAN LIU

Dazed in 2020 Vertigo: Spoken by the author

Word Count: 299

by Terron Ferguson

Terron reads his poem which was originally featured in Issue 005: DAZE.

COSMIC GULF OF TONKIN

Word Count: 263

by Tao Lin

Poetry on the sinuous nature of reality, and the universe.

With a video by RICK SILVA

 

ANTHROPOCENE REVERSED ABECEDARIAN

Word Count: 480

by Su Hwang

Scathing poetry of activism.

With SCISSION
an artwork by DEBORA CHEYENNE CRUCHON

SHOWTIME [the poem also known as SHOWSTOPPER]

Word Count: 429

by Koleka Putuma

Poetry that defies the gaze of white dominance.

With JOSEPHINE AND THE LEOPARD
a video by JADE MONTSERRAT & WEBB-ELLIS

 

DAZED IN 2020 VERTIGO

Word Count: 846

by Terron Ferguson

A rap/poem from the flux of the deadly Covid pandemic & the uprising for Black Lives.

With BURIED BENEATH THE DUSK & REVERSAL OF FORTUNE
artworks by DAVID ALABO

Relevant to the Day

Word Count: 668

by Omar Sakr

A poem immersed in the moment of its creation.

With SKHMT, AP1S & AMVN
artworks by CRICE

Oh–Terrible Movie!

Word Count: 1,473

by Heid E. Erdrich

A poem on the weaker points of apocalyptic movies.

With BEFORE ENDINGS & BEGINNINGS
an artwork by MOIRA VILLIARD

 

THE SCAR OF THE HUMAN SOUL

Word Count: 1,006

by Tahnahga Yako

Three poems on the embrace of death by Stillpoint Magazine’s Elder in Residence.

With EXIT & ANTI-RETRO
artworks by ANDREA CARLSON

 

THE OVERWHELMING URGE

Word Count: 1,168

by Ella Frears

Poetry inspired by the repressed feminine origins in the history of psychoanalysis.

With GREY CLOUD and YELLOW DROOP
artworks by SARAH SLAPPEY