pantomime BY CRISPIN RODRIGUES
is a homily for the weary social actor, seeking a place of shelter. These poems meander through the performative in society, sieving through letters, anthem and declarations to find the ramshackle hut at the end of the road. Come stranger, and walk with me.
THE WOMAN WHO TURNED INTO A VENDING MACHINE by Natalie Wang
A housewife turns into a vending machine. Zombies are coming for tea. An unnamed narrator dreams of a cat. The Woman Who Turned Into A Vending Machine is a book on metamorphosis—metaphorical and physical, calculated and involuntary. Here is an invitation to explore how myth fits with the mundane, and how we shapeshift alongside our endlessly changing environments, muddying along life as best as we can.
Poems of the sound of the sky before thunder BY Topaz winters
is a collection that tiptoes the infinitely blurred lines between hurting, hoping, & healing. It speaks of sleepless nights & softened tongues, telling a story dreaming & bone-bright & out of focus in the rain. These poems are only as much for losing as they are for finding, only as much for despair as they are for the light scattered within it, only as much for leaving as they are for finally coming home.
HALF MYSTIC PRESS, run by Topaz Winters
is an independent publishing house & literary journal dedicated to the celebration of music in all of its forms. Founded in 2015, Half Mystic's readers, contributors, & authors have been published in Best of the Net, Best American Poetry, The Paris Review, Rolling Stone, & The New York Times, & are Pushcart Prize, MTV Video Music Awards, & Grammy nominees.