January 2015

Mind Dynamics – EcoLogo

Divine Fabrics Collective – A Conversation with Circus Book

TCBIII: I’d like to start with a question about audience. I recently watched a Toni Morrison interview in which she was recounting her time as an editor at Random House. She mentioned that she was looking for authors, black authors, who were not writing to the specter of a white audience, “the white gaze.” The […]

Sam Slaughter – Fame in the Graveyard – 1

It was just another boring day in the graveyard. We had no burials planned and it wasn’t raining so there was no excuse to stay in the office with the air conditioner watching Jerry Springer or Maury. Instead, we—and by we I mean Chris and I, the ones that did the hard work—had to pretend […]

Sreyash Sarkar – The Optical Symphony

I heard the light in all its jubilance: The tunes, like recuerdos of a passing feast, The notes that lingered in the stairs Encrusted in uncouth undulation, Lay words deceived and afflicted. Rhapsodical moments crossed woods Left their ethereal motion Under shadowed trees, Bitten words afloat in the air Disappeared in the land of magpies […]

Fiction: Sam Slaughter

Sam Slaughter is the current Book Review Editor for The Atticus Review. He’s had fiction and nonfiction published or upcoming in places such as McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Heavy Feather Review, South85, and Midwestern Gothic. He can be found online at his website, www.samslaughterthewriter.com or on Twitter @slaughterwrites. He lives and writes in DeLand, Florida.

Mind Dynamics – Khaki Makeout

Nonfiction: Divine Fabrics Collective

Aziza Barnes (right) is blk & alive. Born in Los Angeles, she currently lives in Bedstuy, New York. Her first chapbook, me Aunt Jemima and the nailgun, was the first winner of the Exploding Pinecone Prize and published July 2013 from Button Poetry. You can find her work in PANK, pluck!, Muzzle, Callaloo, Union Station, […]

Poetry: Sreyash Sarkar

Sreyash Sarkar is a poet, a qualified painter, a practicing Hindustani Classical musician and an aspiring Electrical Engineer. Educated in Kolkata and Bangalore, he has been a student correspondent at The Statesman, Kolkata from his school, South Point. In 2012, in an international poetry competition organized in memory of Yeats, his poem was shortlisted among […]

Music: Mind Dynamics

Broken iPhones, digital chirrups, muscular drum patterns and disembodied dance tropes clatter over each throughout the music of Mind Dynamics, the lifestyle-minded Brooklyn duo of Daniel Freshwater and Brian Whateverer with a running interest in the equal aspects of status-conscious display and the fragmented, dystopian realities they find their work caught up in. Equal parts […]