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…

Exclusive Music Debut: The Convincing Actor

Name: The Convincing Actor. Age: 22 (12/1995). Hometown: Roselle Park, New Jersey. Genre: Unclear. Artist Bio: The Convincing Actor makes music and if you don’t like it, you should get professional help. The Convincing Actor is also a writer, poet, drummer, and photographer. The Convincing Actor makes art because it’s the next best thing aside…

Submission Sunday |Black Christ Poem by Stephanie Dinsae

Black Christ By Stephanie Dinsae Christ was African Christ was African Christ was African As I taste those words in my mouth, something doesn’t feel right How can you say Christ was African when we know he was white? I mean, there’s no way he could be African Africans….are Black Look at that olive…. lack…

Complexity and Clarity with Sadaway| Written Wednesday

While not a huge fan of labels, Sadaway would call himself an artist in the broadest sense. He creates visual art (mostly in the form of pen and ink works, but occasionally paintings and, recently, jewelry), poetry, raps, sings, and produces beats. While he wouldn’t go as far as to say ‘I do it all,’…

Submission Saturday | “The End,” Poem by Charles Joseph

The End. By, Charles Joseph   Since the beginning,   I wanted the road to keep going,  So I can skate through summer, winter, fall— Even through spring’s pouring. The road scrolled out, in my head, and elongated  With my energy of thunder, scribbled onto it.  But I always feared the road would come to…

Funk Fridays: 15 Seconds

How would you spend your last 15 seconds of your life? Throughout the duration of their EP, Internal Rhyme and Digital Crates seek to answer that question. With five standout tracks, the two Philadelphia natives cover a wide range of ideas and emotions, including anger, enjoyment, ignorance, and finally, tranquility. Between the clever lyricism of…

Written Wednesday | Interview With Justice Hehir

  Justice Hehir is a second-year MFA Playwriting student at Hunter College under the direction of Annie Baker, Brighde Mullins, and Branden Jacobs Jenkins. She graduated from Rutgers in 2016 with a BA in English and Women’s and Gender Studies and a lot of debt. She’s from New Jersey and her plays tend to focus…