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April 2019

Featured Performance Artist: Contributing Editor Vera Falenko talks with composer and pianist Ilya Beshevlí

By | 2019-04-12T01:35:39+00:00 April 12th, 2019|FEATURED, FEATURED PERFORMANCE ARTISTS, INTERVIEWS, Music, Musicians, Other, Performance Artists, PERFORMANCE ARTS, Uncategorized|

Contributing Editor Vera Falenko Arts & Letters of Moscow Featured Artist Interview: Composer Ilya Beshevlí Ilya Beshevli is a Russian composer born in Siberia, and his music as well as his artistic story deserves to be [...]

“Experimental Discourse” Feature: Shawn Anto’s “Lessons on Constancy”

By | 2019-04-20T19:29:03+00:00 April 5th, 2019|CNF, Experimental Discourse, FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, Featured Writer, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LITERARY ARTS, Memoir, Mixed Media, Painting, Personal Essay, Short Story, STUDIO ARTS|

Shawn Anto Approaching experimental writing, it requires a dash of redundancy and ambiguity rather than taking it from a formulaic approach. You write what you dare yourself not to write about. It’s indeterminant in a [...]

Featured Series of Close Readings: A Close Reading of Octavio Paz’s “The Blue Bouquet” by Pamelyn Casto

By | 2019-04-02T12:49:57+00:00 April 2nd, 2019|Academic, Close Reading, FEATURED, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LITERARY ARTS, Nonfiction, Personal Essay|

Pamelyn Casto A Close Reading of Octavio Paz’s “The Blue Bouquet” Read the story "The Blue Bouquet" by Octavio Paz. Or read it in Short Shorts: An Anthology of the Shortest Stories, edited by Irving [...]

March 2019

April Preview: Featured Artist Gene Kreyd, a pairing with Jonathan Travelstead’s “Alfred”

By | 2019-04-18T11:31:10+00:00 March 31st, 2019|FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Mixed Media, Narrative, Painting, Poetry, STUDIO ARTS|

Jonathan Travelstead  Alfred "Mad Mo Zel" by Gene Kreyd When I can choose my fridge's persona I'll choose one like Batman's pragmatic butler whose nasal strategies to present dilemmas effervesce a sommelier's disinterest. [...]

April Preview: Featured Artist Gene Kreyd, a pairing with poet Jonathan Travelstead’s “Kitchen of Tomorrow”

By | 2019-04-18T11:32:17+00:00 March 31st, 2019|FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Mixed Media, Narrative, Painting, Poetry, STUDIO ARTS|

Jonathan Travelstead Kitchen of Tomorrow "Hong Kong: City Lights at Night" by Gene Kreyd   Two AM. Can't sleep. Therefore it is reasonable I am in my underwear sitting before the door of [...]

April Preview: Featured Artist Gene Kreyd, a pairing with poet Jonathan Travelstead’s “Fast Food Cook Mansplains the Large Hadron Collider”

By | 2019-04-18T11:33:55+00:00 March 29th, 2019|FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Painting, Poetry, STUDIO ARTS|

Jonathan Travelstead Fast Food Cook Mansplains the Large Hadron Collider "Three Red Drtagons and the Sage" by Gene Kreyd The way I see it, it's not so much a look through the void [...]

Poetry Editor, Reviewer, Editorialist Rachel Custer: The Poem as Sacred Ground: Radical Silence in Action

By | 2019-03-25T00:45:10+00:00 March 25th, 2019|Academic, FEATURED, Featured Writer, FEATURED WRITERS, FEATURED WRITERS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Narrative, Nonfiction, Personal Essay, Poetry|

Rachel Custer Poetry Editor, Reviewer, Editorialist The Poem as Sacred Ground: Radical Silence in Action 'The Christ of Silence" by Odilon Redon Silence (To Eleonora Duse) We are anhungered after solitude, Deep stillness [...]

Featured Artist Deborah Norton, a pairing with Beth Gordon’s poem “Crown: In Which I Compare Tuberculosis Sanitariums to Resurrection”

By | 2019-03-22T11:56:17+00:00 March 22nd, 2019|FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Mixed Media, Painting, Poetry, STUDIO ARTS|

Beth Gordon  Crown: In Which I Compare Tuberculosis Sanitariums to Resurrection "Me, Myself, and I" by Deborah Norton Leave me sleeping on the Asheville trolley, as it stumbles around the pitted wall of [...]

Featured Artist Deborah Norton, a pairing with Beth Gordon’s poem”Crown: In Which I Compare My Parent’s Mortality to French Toast”

By | 2019-03-21T20:47:59+00:00 March 21st, 2019|FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Mixed Media, Painting, Poetry, STUDIO ARTS|

Beth Gordon Crown: In Which I Compare My Parent’s Mortality to French Toast "The King" by Deborah Norton My parents will flame and rise in Asheville on the hard day they emerge from [...]

Featured Artist Deborah Norton, a pairing with Beth Gordon’s poem “Apollo 11”

By | 2019-03-20T13:48:07+00:00 March 20th, 2019|FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Mixed Media, Painting, Poetry, STUDIO ARTS|

Beth Gordon Apollo 11 "Visions" by Deborah Norton The carnivorous ground would not suffice as holy vessel, for all that scattered, a gluttonous swell of hibernating earth worms and river toads, the mud [...]

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