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Polyp Trees | Fiction

Polyp Trees | Fiction

Mebba told me once that in the south, Magnolia trees mean something different; to our people, anyway. Their stock and branches, thick and twisted between delicately soft blooms that almost make the trees seem beautiful. Almost. I visit her every summer, but this one...
Where Do We Go From Here? | Fiction

Where Do We Go From Here? | Fiction

Otis scarfed down meatloaf at the Golden Corral before he went home for the day. He was obese. He loved the buffets in Milwaukee, eating at those “All-You-Can-Eat” joints in furtive necessity on most days, like today, after he left work. He knew if he’d only eat...
Lxs Meninxs | Visual Art

Lxs Meninxs | Visual Art

Lxs Meninxs I miss this moment right here—that instant when you walk into a scene or see it develop in front of your eyes. You start to determine what’s going in that frame, composing. You instantly go into cyborg mode, analyzing the scene, your foreground,...
Homage to von Humbolt | Visual Art

Homage to von Humbolt | Visual Art

Homage to von Humbolt This collage featuring a fictionalized portrait of the 18th C. naturalist, Alexander von Humbolt, focuses on the topic, “Ecological entanglements and the interconnectedness of life forms, structures, nature, biology and botany.” What interests me...
Untitled | Visual Art

Untitled | Visual Art

Untitled Mixed-media. Uses text, found images, tape, paint, and plant detritus to capture a feeling. Despy Boutris’s writing has been published or is forthcoming in Copper Nickel, American Poetry Review, The Gettysburg Review, Colorado Review, The Journal,...