ISSUE 27.4
october 2021

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Paint Chip Poetry

by anonymous

"in a parallel universe"

 

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a primrose path through

the deep end beneath

an ultraviolet supernov

A tavern roars inside your eggshell body.

Your stagnant feet are boats, marooned in ice.

Beneath your nose is acrid fruit, rotting.

from FILM NOTES ON A GOD WHO DREAMS WITH THE SKY PAINTED NEON: A Documentary

 

Aging is just learning new definitions for numbers. Is changing

numerical figures to human ones.

where does the deer go

by kian blewett

where’s the buck go when it rains

or the squirrel

into a little hole?

trees now feeling rain

they remain calm

what is nature, but a reflection of ourselves

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A Queer Media Summer for Young People

by audrey ledford

In the past few months, I’ve witnessed an explosion of queer media, particularly pertaining to young people. This summer’s youth queer media has given us the representation we have long craved. I find myself wishing I had these shows when I was younger, which makes me think about how queer media has changed in the last decade. Generally, Western queer media today is less tragic, less catered to a straight audience, and not entirely about queerness.

Image: WarnerMedia

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From the Archives

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Psychedelic Rock Since 2008

by ben barrett

What is psychedelic rock? The word ‘psychedelic’ is the Greek words for ‘mind’ and ‘manifest’ hastily smashed together, and it typically connotes either drug use or kaleidoscope use. Yet what actually constitutes this distinct sound is hard to articulate; unconventional instrumentation as well as distorted or modulated tones all definitely factor into it, as do hallucinogenic soundscapes and tortuous song structures, but the precise definition is likely still being litigated on internet message boards.

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