Volume #17 Monday, March 29th, 2021
- KELLY HOFFER
- JON RUSEKI
- HEMALI VADALIA
- DANIEL SPIELBERGER
“THE GUSSETED LADY”
SCULPTURAL POETRY by:
The piece’s accordion structure provides two different modes: folded and unfolded, dressed and undressed. With the pull of a thread, the diffuse composition compresses and nearly half of the poem’s language is hidden away in the poem’s creases, allowing a second, redacted poem to emerge in its place.
POETRY and AUDIO by:
the desperation/ of thinking/ period/
when/ making dumb faces/
behind the glass/ the/ little fishey mind/ begs in the/ wee small/ hours/ what did you expect?/ to fill a bucket/ halfway/ with dirty/
“DRAWINGS FROM LIFE”
VISUAL ART by:
Hemali Vadalia draws and paints the ordinary into visions evoking an ethereal, dreamy quality, still grounded in the postures and presence of the every day. With a primary use of oil on linen, Vadalia uncloaks the parts of daily life left unseen...
“A LETTER TO THREE VIDEOS; A LETTER TO THREE LIES”
When I feel particularly hopeless, I turn to three YouTube videos for inspiration — Lady Gaga’s “Marry The Night”, Susan Boyle’s Audition for Britain’s Got Talent, and the trailer for the 2015 film JOY.