Welcome to our inaugural issue. Firsts always feel special.
There's a quote by Rebecca Lindenberg in McSweeney's Books that goes: “I think, actually, that you write poems because you have something echoing around in the bone-dome of your skull that you cannot say. Poetry allows us to hold many related tangential notions in very close orbit around each other at the same time. The ‘unsayable’ thing at the center of the poem becomes visible to the poet and reader in the same way that dark matter becomes visible to the astrophysicist. You can’t see it, but by measure of its effect on the visible, it can become so precise a silhouette you can almost know it.”
This, of course, should be true for all forms of art.
Thank you for your magic & welcome to the unsayable.
Vivian Lu & Serena Lin
Editors In Chief
March 10, 2018
Cover art by Kayleigh Schweiker