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HWL by Margo Stern

HWL by Margo Stern

An introduction to HWL, by Ani King, EiC: YOU MIGHT WONDER why Syntax & Salt, a magazine focused on speculative fiction, and only recently dipping a toe into poetry, might be publishing HWL, a terrific send up of tech culture, based on Howl, which is perhaps the most well known Allen Ginsberg poem of his Continue reading HWL by Margo Stern

In The Beginning, All Our Hands Are Cold by Ephiny Gale

In The Beginning, All Our Hands Are Cold by Ephiny Gale

Everyone in the village is born without hands; the children get along just fine with elbows and teeth and toes. Sally likes holding her paintbrush in her mouth, because it lets her get right up close to the canvas and add in tiny details like fingernails and leaf-veins and dress-threads. When her friends are particularly Continue reading In The Beginning, All Our Hands Are Cold by Ephiny Gale

Blue by C.M.F. Wright

Blue by C.M.F. Wright

C.M.F. Wright has spent her entire life inhabiting paintings of various sizes and shapes. Occasionally she emerges to teach classes, attend conferences, and publish fiction. Mom’s inside a painting. A Matisse, to be specific. She’s in a copy of the Seville Still Life, asleep on the green sofa.  Her arms cushion her head; her legs Continue reading Blue by C.M.F. Wright