OJAL Art Journal

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About OJAL Art Journal

We have two guiding principles. 1) To promote and publicize our artists and writers aggressively through social media to an appreciative audience of devoted, generous patrons, and 2) To create an atmosphere without hostility wherein important conversations concerning the arts and the human condition may be carried on rationally and civilly, away from the ideological echo chambers of contemporary world politics. We want to showcase the best visual and literary art out there. Period.

June 2019

Featured Writer: Poet Devon Balwit’s “Foolish (I)”

By | 2019-06-25T02:12:40+00:00 June 25th, 2019|FEATURED, Featured Writer, FEATURED WRITERS, FEATURED WRITERS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Poetry|

Devon Balwit Foolish (I)             (John 3:4) "Wooden Figure" by Emil Nolde Called and appalled, you’d give anything not to resonate like a bell, to dampen the clanging good news—no thank you!— to [...]

Featured Writer: Poet Devon Balwit’s Craft Essay “What’s It For?”

By | 2019-06-23T22:01:47+00:00 June 23rd, 2019|Academic, FEATURED, Featured Writer, FEATURED WRITERS, FEATURED WRITERS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Nonfiction, Personal Essay, Poetry|

Devon Balwit What’s It For? Devon Balwit I. Stone Soup: The Consolations of Faith and Philosophy If you are like me, you keep a journal. In it, I stockpile the inspiring words of [...]

Featured Writer: Poet Devon Balwit’s “Both”

By | 2019-06-21T01:26:09+00:00 June 21st, 2019|FEATURED, FEATURED WRITERS, FEATURED WRITERS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Poetry, Uncategorized|

Devon Balwit Both Like Wagner before him, [Nolde] was both a vicious anti-Semite and a revolutionary creative figure.                                                                                     Jonathan Jones (Feb 2018, The Guardian) "The Mocking of Christ" by Emil Nolde Luminous [...]

Special Announcement: Contest Call for Flash Discourse with a Source in Myth

By | 2019-06-20T19:00:40+00:00 June 20th, 2019|CNF, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LITERARY ARTS, Memoir, Nonfiction, Personal Essay, Prose Poetry, Short Story, Special Announcements|

OPEN: Journal of Arts & Letters SPECIAL CONTEST CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS IN FLASH DISCOURSE WITH $200 CASH PRIZE TO WINNER AN ENTRY FEE OF $8.97 (USD) APPLIES. CONTEST OPENS May 1 CONTEST CLOSES July 10 [...]

Featured Writer Interview: Contributing Editor Vera Falenko talks with poet Devon Balwit

By | 2019-06-20T13:11:24+00:00 June 20th, 2019|Academic, FEATURED, Featured Writer, FEATURED WRITERS, FEATURED WRITERS, INTERVIEWS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Nonfiction, Personal Essay, Poetry, Writers|

Vera Falenko, Contributing Editor Featured Writer Interview: Devon Balwit Devon Balwit Devon Balwit's most recent collection is titled A Brief Way to Identify a Body (Ursus Americanus Press). Her individual poems can be [...]

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