Category Archives: Poetry

We Were the Many

Word Count: 438

by Linda Everett Bloom

Poetry that digs its hands into the earth of the past, from within the walls of the Minnesotan criminal justice system.

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