Introducing Issue 8


We are happy to celebrate the release of our eighth issue. Featuring profiles of San Antonio's art/dance collective House of Kenzo and Chicago artist Paul Erschen, alongside interviews with artists Alejandra Almuelle and Drew Liverman; poets Kaveh Akbar, jayy dodd, and Monica McClure; author Jennifer Murvin; and writer and artist Gregor Weichbrodt. The issue features a portfolio of photography by Shawn Bush, an essay and photography by Lauren Moya Ford, and a host of visual art, short stories, and poetry.

Featured artists in our autumn/winter 2017 issue:

Kaveh Akbar Alejandra Almuelle Shawn Bush Marie Conlan Kate Csillagi jayy dodd Eleanor Eichenbaum Paul Erschen Lauren Moya Ford Jonathan Blake Fostar p.e. garcia Maria Giancola House of Kenzo Taisia Kitaiskaia Benjamin Larose Jessica Lieberman Drew Liverman Monica McClure Jennifer Murvin Kate Nacy Roni Packer Mike Soto Gregor Weichbrodt Minoosh (Raheleh) Zomorodinia

Our Austin release party will be held at Big Medium, located at 916 Springdale, on October 18 from 7:30-9:30 pm. The event will feature readings from Jesus I. Valles (who was featured in our seventh issue) and Taisia Kitaiskaia, as well as a performance by House of Kenzo. Readings will begin at 8 and House of Kenzo will perform at 8:30. Drinks will be available courtesy of Hops and Grain.

We hope to see you there!

About the Artists:

Jesus I. Valles is a Mexican storyteller, performer, and educator. He was most recently seen in A Perfect Robot as Diego. His spoken word work has been featured in FAT: The Play and Friends. Valles is a regular contributor for Greetings From Queer Mountain! where he tells stories about his questionable life choices.

Taisia Kitaiskaia is the author of Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers (Hachette/Seal), illustrated by Katy Horan, and Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldly Advice for Everyday Troubles (Andrews McMeel). She holds an MFA in poetry from the Michener Center for Writers, and her poems can be found in journals such as Crazyhorse, Pleiades, jubilat, Guernica, The Fairy Tale Review, and Fence.

House of Kenzo crawled out of a filthy future post-apocalyptic portal and landed in 2017 Texas to send a message from/to the collective consciousness. The message is simple: PEACE. CUNT. UNITY. COIN. The club athletes will install environments that explore the textures of storytelling with our bodies. Original surreal musical compositions by LEDEF and Tone Padron will guide the visual poetry of the art collective to transcendence.

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