Writer Vyasar Ganesan is currently working on a project about Indian food in America, which he wrote about in his graduate thesis “Indian Food in America: The 6 Essentials.” He is based in Austin, Texas.
With Seattle’s annual Short Run convention just around the corner — an underground comics and art festival — it seems fitting to chat with an illustrator who’ll be boothing at the event this year: Myra Lara. While she’s long been interested in comics, she’s especially focused her energy on it in recent years, getting published in various comics publications in the city (like Thick as Thieves) and an Ignatz-nominated anthology, La Raza Anthology: Unidos y Fuertes.
Calen Firedancing is a black queer poet, filmmaker, and undergraduate student at Williams College, majoring in English and Africana Studies. Originally born in Los Angeles, Calen now calls Phoenix home when he is not in Massachusetts. Here are three of his poems from our spring/summer 2018 issue.
Lindsay Eyth takes on the patriarchy in Self-Defense, her first solo exhibition, on display at RECSPEC Gallery.
Meg Fee is the author of Places I Stopped on The Way Home, an exploration of the formative years she spent in the city as a 20-something. In this interview, she talks about New York City as a cultural construct, finding home, and turning 30.
A selection of photos from our ninth issue release party, held at Slantspace in Austin on May 25, 2018.
Madame Nielsen’s novel The Endless Summer is an elegy for youth, a sensuous reflection on its fleeting promise and unrealized possibilities. Nielsen touches on gender, sexuality, love, death, and art, but, like her characters, those themes largely remain archetypal, opaque. Rather, Nielsen emphasizes the power of language in memorializing life, in imbuing it with meaning.
Author Matthew Sharpe speaks with artist Sue Havens about her work, Turkish embroidery, ephemera, raku ceramics, and more.