Winter Poetry 2022
“Eleanor was right. She never looked nice. She looked like art, and art wasn’t supposed to look nice; it was supposed to make you feel something.”
― Rainbow Rowell, Eleanor & Park
Dear Readers and Writers,
This year our Winter Poetry issue expands a bit— to allow for some incredible art. We received Alina Yuan’s graphic/comic/artistic submission in 2021, and held onto it until we could give it it’s own issue. And when we received multiple art submissions from Parson’s student Jaeyeon Kim, we accepted all of them. We’re delighted to feature Pre-Chapter as this issue’s cover art, and look forward to including more of Kim’s work as 2022 unfolds.
Our aim during this monochromactic winter season is to put up an issue with a synesthesia-* type vibe. Hoping the imagery in the POEMS, and the richness of the ART helps you see why we celebrate creativity in all its forms, every month of the year.
Thanks for reading.
—a condition in which one type of sensory stimulation evokes the sensation of another, as when the hearing of sound produces the visualization of color (freedictionary.com)
—in literature…the description of one kind of sense impression using words to describe another
—a situation in which skilled use of language, color, and creativity, experienced on your iPhone evoke a sensory festival resulting in empathy, connection, and a sense of shared humanity. (bluemarblereview2022)