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“The Blueblack Cold”

November 14, 2013 - by Mr. Shay Tasaday, Editor in Chief

A God AvatarTHIS ISSUE’S VERSE: What do we know, what do we know of poetry’s austere and lonely offices? That until we hire a cleaning person, we all have to haul out our own trash, and what’s with all the flies? We begin this dying-of-the-year issue with Mr. Ed Kornfeld, who offers a progressive work, one which more than decisively affirms, as one might expect, the perspicacity and concupiscence of this extraordinary journal’s mise-en-scène, avec pumpkin pie. Mr. Phillip Lee favors us with a poem that allows one to view the world in context of a post-racial, socially mediated age and its arrival as one of the multitude of paradigms exemplifying the celebrated execution of a living thing. For his part, Mr. C. H. Nissan jarringly apposes a sense of immediacy with a sense of theater re: Norman Mailer. Similarly, Mr. Russ Brickey’s work illustrates a historic breakthrough technically and compositionally, as well as being loaded, much like Marvel’s lacking television efforts, with tragic and metaphysical portent. What begins as triumph soon becomes corroded into a cacophony of futility in Ms. H.R. Woodsman‘s powerful composition, which is alas probably too long for most of you to bother reading. All the while, horrifically prolific poet Mr. Changming Yuan sharply defines a stunning moment in literary tradition based strictly on a jaundiced cynicism, parroting Miley Cyrus’s achingly sad attempts at relevancy.

IN PROSE: Cleverly apropos of our current culture of self-reverence, Ms. Helen Farquarson sheds light on a post-moral landscape that embodies the failed technical sophistication of, say, Zack Snyder’s penis. Simultaneously, Mr. Bernie Keating writes with admirable clarity and concision on a subject of extreme complexity, understood only by advanced civilizations not just undiscovered but as yet unborne. Finally, the ill-named Mr. Ian Starttoday, whose work explores the relationship between multiculturalism and vegetarian ethics, displays new variations generated from both constructed and deconstructed textures.

IN CLASSICS: As momentary phenomena become distorted through diligent and critical practice, Mr. James Thurber raises important question about acquired synesthesia and recycling cultures in a piece we will no doubt be asked to take down because of copyright issues.