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Post By: Joanna Briggs

Paper Crush

Paper Crush If only I could fold you up like a square of origami paper, lining up the corners of the times we spoke, sealing each edge with a sharp fingernail of regret. Maybe then this flat hurt would gain corner and shadow, some greater meaning with the depth of shape. Or, if not, you […]

Writer’s Block

When I draw portraits and illustrations, I often use pen and ink. Without an eraser, I have to learn from my mistakes and creatively work around them to achieve a result that I like. Often a misplaced line has led to a more intricate background or a stronger contrast between light and shadow. Drawing is […]

Sweep Back

Dansul Mortii Your best memories haunt you, and the time you danced to Holst’s Planets in a long blue dress hangs in the air like a ghost as “Jupiter” plays on the radio. You were one of them, then, the sylphs, the Willis, fairy girls with bony chests and hollow cheekbones, floating phantomlike, beautiful as […]