Personal Essay

April 2019

“Experimental Discourse” Feature: Luis Lopez-Maldonado’s “Overqualified:”

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Luis Lopez-Maldonado My voice as a writer continues to bloom, even in dry grasses, because of my love for trying something new. I have always been fascinated with the weird and the abnormal. I have [...]

“Experimental Discourse” Feature: Zeeshan Amit’s “Wall People”

By | 2019-04-19T13:15:49+00:00 April 19th, 2019|CNF, Experimental Discourse, FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LITERARY ARTS, Memoir, Mixed Media, Painting, Personal Essay, Short Story, STUDIO ARTS|

Zeeshan Amit Wall People “Wall People” was inspired by my childhood visits to one of my relatives. It involved having to creep though this very narrow passage way and passing through it I used to [...]

“Experimental Discourse” Feature: CE WJP Newnham talks with Catherine Noske, Editor of Westerly Magazine at the University of Western Australia

By | 2019-04-17T11:55:16+00:00 April 17th, 2019|Academic, CNF, Experimental Discourse, FEATURED, FEATURED WRITERS, Fiction, Flash Fiction, INTERVIEWS, LITERARY ARTS, Memoir, Mixed Forms, Nonfiction, Personal Essay, Short Story, Writers|

Experimental Discourse Featured Interview: An Academic Perspective Contributing Editor Warwick Newnham talks with Catherine Noske Catherine Noske is a lecturer in Creative Writing and editor of Westerly Magazine at the University of Western Australia. Her research focuses on contemporary [...]

“Experimental Discourse” Feature: Nelson Lowhim’s “Journal of Dead Prose”

By | 2019-04-18T11:25:38+00:00 April 17th, 2019|CNF, Experimental Discourse, FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, FEATURED WRITERS, FEATURED WRITERS, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LITERARY ARTS, Memoir, Mixed Media, Nonfiction, Painting, Personal Essay, Short Story, STUDIO ARTS|

Nelson Lowhim As a veteran, I've written a lot about the "that one time in Iraq". It started out with focusing on details of something that happened or didn't happen in that time. But that [...]

“Experimental Discourse” Feature: Kimberly Crafton’s “Questioning the Silence”

By | 2019-04-18T11:27:41+00:00 April 15th, 2019|CNF, FEATURED, FEATURED ARTISTS, FEATURED FINE ARTISTS, Featured Writer, FEATURED WRITERS, Fiction, Flash Fiction, LITERARY ARTS, Memoir, Mixed Media, Painting, Personal Essay, Short Story, STUDIO ARTS|

Kimberly Crafton This piece is the result of three shorter pieces who wanted to know what would happen if they were left alone to play together. They thought they had something to say to one [...]

“Experimental Discourse” Feature: Foreword by Contributing Editor Warwick Newnham

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Warwick Newnham Contributing Editor for Experimental Discourse O:JA&L Celebrates XPD: A Foreword "Ocean Energy #6" by Gene Kreyd Wikipedia defines experimental literature as: “Experimental literature refers to written work—usually fiction or poetry—that emphasizes innovation, most [...]

Poetry Editor, Reviewer, Editorialist Rachel Custer: “Safe Spaces: A Pretty Lie”

By | 2019-04-08T00:43:51+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Academic, LITERARY ARTS, Nonfiction, Personal Essay|

Rachel Custer Poetry Editor, Reviewer, Editorialist Safe Spaces: A Pretty Lie "Orpheus" by Odilon Redon   “Cruelty is easy, cheap, and rampant,” writes Brene Brown, and nobody who has taken part in almost [...]

“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 [...]

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