“Good poetry seems too simple and natural a thing that when we meet it we wonder that all men are not always poets. Poetry is nothing but healthy speech,” says Henry David Thoreau. Open: Journal of Arts & Letters agrees that this is a simple and natural assumption.

November 2018

Featured Writer: Natalie Young’s Poem “The Alien Takes the Human’s Tears”

By | 2018-11-18T14:14:26+00:00 November 14th, 2018|FEATURED, FEATURED WRITERS, FEATURED WRITERS, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Poetry|

Natalie Young   The Alien Takes the Human’s Tears After “Topography of Tears” a photo series by Rose-Lynn Fisher "Abstracted Blue Spruce" by Andrew Marshall places them under a microscope to reveal primal [...]

Poetry: David Villaverde’s “今野真理, 吉沢正美, 難波絵梨香, 野本綾子 “

By | 2018-11-09T20:29:09+00:00 November 9th, 2018|LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Poetry|

David Villaverde   今野真理, 吉沢正美, 難波絵梨香, 野本綾子  "Untitled Abstract" by Sohrab Sepehri all we have are words four children dead, no answers no closure, no end to words that will not die, a [...]

October 2018

Haibun Feature: Contributing Editor Christine Taylor’s “Introduction to A Celebration of Haibun”

By | 2018-10-28T15:21:58+00:00 October 28th, 2018|FEATURED, Featured Writer, FEATURED WRITERS, FEATURED WRITERS, Haibun, LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Mixed Forms, Narrative, Poetry|

Christine Taylor   Introduction to O:JA&L's Celebration of Haibun "Vapor" by Dan Frost Nearly twenty years ago as a graduate student of English literature, I became taken by haiku during a seminar on [...]

September 2018

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