Beautiful – Lennix

My body is speaking to me The tongues of my skin Speak languages that do not reach my mouth. Whisper sweet nothings, to which I can not reply, the words caught in Linguistic purgatory Trying to translate beautiful a noun, a possessive word beautiful, The word is stuck in the spit of man as he…

Event| #Bersatu: A Meetup for Lombok

Indonesia’s Lombok has been jolted by two major earthquakes and hundreds of aftershocks in the past week with a 6.4 on July 29 and an even more devastating 7.0 on August 5. The death toll of the 7.0-quake has been continuing to climb (it’s up to 98 at the moment), hundreds have been wounded, and thousands have been forced to evacuate…

Moon Shift:A Pisces to Aries Playlist| Madeline Lessing

moon shift: a playlist in celebration of the moon shifting from Pisces to Aries, the month from July to August, and our emotions from meditative to motivated. these songs are to remind you that feeling intensely is important and powerful, especially when you express it out loud.   Madeline Lessing is a poet, songwriter, and…

Quick Links: Teaching Poetry

When it comes to teaching poetry, lesson plans have to be catered to the demographic you are aiming to teach. While we can’t create a syllabus for every type of student, we can provide resources that can help you introduce or further deepen your students’ understanding of poetry. Important: Accessibility Guide– created by Poetry Out…

Short Line! at The New York City Poetry Festival

Short Line Review is having our first event! We’re having our first ever reading at The New York City Poetry Festival! Our poetry reading is on Saturday July 28th 5-5:30PM at Chumley’s in Colonel’s Row, Governors Island. The reading features Jayy Dodd, Nanee, Lauren Halbert, and Samira Sadeque, and is hosted by co-founder Dena Igusti….

Edge Petal Burn: The Chaotic Depth Of Olivia West

(Photo by Kit Castagne) Despite art being open to endless interpretation, I feel fiercely protective over the way Edge Petal Burn’s Glass Cannon is received by people. I am anxious about the mainstream’s habit of putting finality and forgiveness on narratives involving trauma against marginalized people, without the consent of the artist who was traumatized…

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…

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…