#53 (2015)

Published April 2015

Theme: Broken

“Welcome to our broken issue. We have broken trees and broken glass, a foundling and a changeling, a demon lover, a lost leader losing his head, and two trapped women smashing the lock(et). Our poets speak of cold breezes and blackened blossoms, lute strings and chains of gold, broken factories, bodies side by side and waiting, the chime of coins, and ancient waves breaking over our heads.”

  • Locket, by Patricia Russo
  • Day, Sun, Night (poem), by Sonya Taaffe
  • When the Queen of Afrits Took Three Steps in the Sand (poem), by Alexandra Seidel
  • Half the War Is a Memory of Trees, by Mat Joiner
  • When Can a Broken Glass Mend?, by Sonya Taaffe
  • The Field (poem), by Alex Harper
  • First Morning of the Last Man Alive (poem), by Kent Kruse
  • Foundling, by JD DeLuzio
  • I even recall the cold breeze (Mercer Bears hoops 3:16) (poem), by CEE
  • The Path, by E. G. I. Whitworth
  • Ammonite (12” Mix) (poem), by Mat Joiner
  • Pripyat (poem), by J. C. Runolfson
  • Art: John Stanton