Poem: “Insomnia” by Briana Joseph|Submission Saturday

Recently, I have been suffering from a severe case of insomnia. I lie in bed wondering how many voices I have escaped in the daytime. People tell me to count sheep but at night the only sheep I can count are the black children sewn up Lying in boxes colder and larger than the ones…

Funky Friday: WeSingSin

SHORTLINE EXCLUSIVE RELEASE Listen to this Shortline! Review exclusive release: WeSingCin – Balance Mr.y (mist(ə)rē), better known as WeSingCin, is a 22 year-old artist without a definite home. He was last seen drifting into the shadows after hearing the whispers of the Bad Magician. To live one’s life as honest and true to one’s self…

Submission Saturday | Photograph by Andrew Stephen

About the artist:  Andrew Stephen is a Tanzanian born photographer, graphic designer, and street artist. His work is inspired by everyday moments in contemporary urban African life. Stephen’s work has been featured at various exhibitions, such as, the University of Dar-es-Salaam Talent Fever Exhibition, and Bookstop Sanaa East Africa. In collaboration with the Dar es…

Multifaceted: Interview with Christopher Diaz | Written Wednesday

Christopher Diaz is a Chamorro poet, freelance photographer, and military veteran. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2009 with a B.A. in English, then served for six years as a Public Affairs officer in the U.S. Air Force. As a writer in residence with “Writers in the Schools”, he teaches performance poetry and creative…

Submission Sunday | Poem, “Fearless Future,” by Walter Herres

Heaven or hell, being a gentleman or a deviant destined for a cell. Many past authors, scholars and sages have transcribed through the ages the secrets of passing cyclic degrees, to in turn stand stable upon  feet rather than knees. The wise show reverence to noble truths; as fools make shackles for themselves by conduct. More so his ancestral roots…

Written Wednesday | Interview With Shawn Crysis

The mission has been revamped for the current time. Shawn Crysis, bred from New/North Brunswick, New Jersey, has had change at his core from the moment he realized the impact he can have. Passion rivets through him as he expresses all phases of his life, thoughts, dreams, questions and everything in between. This is for…

Submission Saturday | Poem, “In the Name of God,” by Co-Founders Marwa and Dena

  Co-Founders Marwa Adina and Dena Igusti performed this original piece in a Write About Now open mic event co-sponsored by Shortline! Review. The event was centered on a theme about Muslim Narratives. In this piece, Dena and Marwa artistically jab at  colonization/white supremacy blended behind Christianity/religion. These two poets use this angle to shine…