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Lo! Now the Direful Monster

February 8, 2013 - by Mr. Shay Tasaday, Editor in Chief

THIS ISSUE’S VERSE: Welcome back! To begin, Ms. Heather Dubrow offers a progressive work, one which more than decisively affirms, as one might expect, the social and political legerdemain of this extraordinary journal’s mise-en-scène. Mr. Matthew Schmidt favors us with a poem that allows one to view the world in context of a post-human, electronically mediated age and its arrival as one of the multitude of paradigms exemplifying Ben Affleck’s lantern jaw. For her part, Mr. Mel Glenn jarringly apposes a sense of flatulence with a sense of doom re: fiscal cliffs. Similarly, Mr. Matthew Yeager’s work illustrates a historic breakthrough technically and compositionally, as well as being loaded, much like Beyoncé’s later She-Hulk impressions, with religious and secular portent.

IN PROSE: Sharply apropos of current cultural schadenfreude, Mr. S.G. Wiley sheds light on a post-suburban landscape that embodies the technocratic sophistication of, say, Peter Parker. Simultaneously, Mr. Eric Suhem writes with admirable clarity and concision on a subject of extreme complexity, understood only by advanced civilizations not yet discovered.

IN CLASSICS: As momentary phenomena become distorted through diligent and critical practice, Mr. Houghton Piker raises important questions regarding historical representation of the Other Other. With influences as diverse as Brian Setzer and Garfield, Ms. Easter Cathay offers new variations manufactured from both explicit and implicit socially constructed invention. What starts out as triumph soon becomes corroded into a cacophony of futility in Ms. Violet Radish’s powerful composition, allegedly written during a nap. All the while, Mr. Fenway Parker sharply defines a stunning moment in literary tradition based strictly on a jaundiced cynicism, with some tea.