Ethereal Interview Series with Mauve Perle Tahat: Rose Knapp

an in interview series in which Mauve gets personal with brilliant artists, too perfect for this world yet living in our time. Using 5 images 2 songs and 3 text messages, describe the writer inside of you. I make electronic music, these are two songs that describe me.

The Conspirators by Gabe Bogart

Life is full of lies, deceptions, trickery, and flat distrust. We humans expend nearly a billion calories per hour – depending on the population of the planet at any moment – obfuscating truths. There are little lies, medium-size deceits, full-blown treacheries, and everything in-between. Some lies weave themselves atop others.

One day I’ll be in Heaven or Hell if by Gale Acuff

there are any days left then and maybeeven not, that’s a time to come which willbe the end of time, my time anyway,but for now I’m only ten years old, notold at all but maybe not so young, ifI was Jesus I’d be in the templequerying the old men there

The Final Transmission Sent by The Empress by Elizabeth Feucht

Remember me, haloed in the geometry of immolation that consumes the sky eonby eon — Remember me crowned in sunstruck gold and palm fronds, cloaked inprimordial ocean, my hand outstretched toward the arc of death and heaven asthough I could touch the surface of infinity if I tried — As

Switch by joshua green

        Amy’s consciousness bursts forth as each sense intertwines with her awareness. She smells the smoke from the bar, hears the clatter of glass as drinks are poured.         It’s now five after six. A full day of work is behind her.         The man seated across the wooden table is waving his

Twenty five is an odd number by Abidemi Adenle

Yesterday was my birthday.My twenty fifth.I wanted freedomFrom despairAnd longingAnd wanting a thing that never chooses youI’m trying to write about happinessHow it never chooses meAnd how it treats me like a debtorBut I don’t want to write it this wayIn the fifth line of another poemI’ve written this beforeBut

HYPER/TEXT Polyamorous Plurality

Polyamorous Plurality asks: I have a polyamorous Twitter mutual who is very sweet and cool. However, I recently realized that the “partners” she tweets about are her headmates.  Now, I’m not particularly experienced with plurality, but for the most part I feel like I understand enough to be respectful while

What Softens: for Qi Hong by yuan changming

                                    A human heart isNeither money nor honey Rather, it is a good natured smile ofSome dog playing with a cat, a birdFeeding her young with her broken wingsCovering them against cold rain at noonThe whispering of a zephyr blowingFrom nowhere, the mist flirting fitfullyWith

Ba Mooncha Is Coming! by J. Marshall Freeman

The old man sits by the sea on the hard shingle, drinking tea from a thermos and chewing on dried fruit and nuts from a paper bag. He has been here since dawn, as he is on any day his arthritis and the weather allow, with the city at his

On “A Ghost in the Throat” by Doireann Ní Ghríofa

A Ghost in the Throat by Doireann Ní GhríofaFictionBiblioasis, 2021 Doireann Ní Ghríofa leaves no mystery as to what A Ghost in the Throat is; the first sentence a definition as well as a proposition: “This is a female text.” The end of this first introductory sentence similarly concludes on

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