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Identity

Identity

Slightly Higher God story art
By Jason Morphew

The effort to find redemption in the ignoble is great.

Melancholia Review art
By Tamara Hart, Roberto Carlos Garcia

A rigorous and affectionate review of Roberto Carlos Garcia’s poetry collection, “Melancholia.”

La Baleine story art
By Jyoti Arvey

A one-way epistolary reveals a deepening longing for cohesion.

Eva Gjaltema: “Untitled: From The Series, Sehnzucht: The Remix”
By Eva Gjaltema

Naked and alone, an introduction to life.

Ryan Ostrowski: “Sleeping in a Field of Poppies”
By Ryan Ostrowski

Ethereal bloom grown deep within a solace garden.

LurLynn Franklin: “9 Months, 18 Years (with age progression)”
By LurLynn Franklin

A grim reality marked by criminal unfairness.

Chapters 7-9 of The Gift, story art
By Mark Elzey

In chapters 9-11 of Mark Elzey’s revelatory memoir, the narrator faces the defacers.

By Brian Alessandro

Gentrification leaves even the colonists in an emotional lurch.

By Brian Alessandro

The future of the species starts here.

By Brian Alessandro

Identity politics confounds and consumes.

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