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Issue 2 of BLYNKT Magazine "Individual/Society" is here!
Click the image above to download and read Issue 2 of BLYNKT magazine for free! This issue features art works and an interview with the Taiwanese artist, Chieh-jen Chen, a personal essay by Queensborough Community College professor, Ben Lawrance Miller, and more!
Divided We Stand, Together We Fall by Lucy Holden
So which country am I a part of? I am of my old society but I am not in that society. Can I still call myself an American if I am barely taking part in the heated movement now sweeping the country? Or I am just a lonely individual who has been left out? The same as anyone who has been refused admission into a closed party, I can’t help looking back as I walk away, wondering what I am missing.
The Keymaster by Rebecca Henderson
A face full of whiskers and smudged with a lifetime’s worth of dirt peers back at him from the mirror-like finish. He smiles, revealing his yellowed teeth—dirty and distant neighbors—in a garish grin, the black orbs of his eyes twinkling back at the trinket in his hand. The cold metal jolts the nerves in his hands, tiny bolts of electricity spur his heart rate.
Scurrying back to his overflowing cart, his tattered rags swish along the ragged cobblestones, he opens a filthy box, once a rich purple velveteen treasure, and carefully places the key among a bed of hundreds of others. The gathered metal blinks up at him in silent wonder, and he can only return the awed gaze.
Exclusion Zone by Mantz Yorke
Nice to huddle down in a sleeping-bag,
like the others here, keeping winter’s chill
away with tins of cheap lager and heat
from shared cigs and spliffs. Not much we can do,
this raw night, but watch the treacly river
wambling the reflections of city lights.
The Unannounced by Lavinia Abbott
Cynthia stared at the stars
Night after night,
On the lonely beach,
Looking for a meaning to all that had happened.
But the stars wouldn’t give it to her-
They were selfish in their beauty.
Night after night,
She watched how the sea
Swallowed the orange sun,
Until it became so dark,
And tiny crabs enjoyed a last evening dance
Before the cold foam curled up onto the shore
And hustled them off into little craters in the sand.
Arts et Métiers metro by Malik Ameer Crumpler
seen a lady in the metro today
sitting on a stained mattress, exhausted
breastfeeding her ravenous child
her crimson eyes fixed straight ahead
on a Decaux add’ of a laughing anorexic
brunette in bright white petite coulettes
seductively looking over her bare back at her
Listen to Episode 37 of the BLYNKT podcast!
This week BLYNKT editor Carly Dee speaks to Maryah Converse, author of "Say Praise God!" which appears in Issue 2 of BLYNKT Magazine. They speak about Maryah's time in Jordan as part of the Peace Corps, the current rise in Islamophobia and Maryah's hopes for a more peaceful coexistence. You can read more of Maryah's work on her website: bymaryah.wordpress.com
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