Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

SUMMER 2021 | FEATURING ARTIST NOAH SATERSTROM

Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

SUMMER 2021 | FEATURING ARTIST NOAH SATERSTROM

for your reading pleasure and pain

Hybrid / Transgenre / Monstrous Scripture

Lauren Russell, excerpt from “Descent”

"Heard a whippoorwill holler this morning for the first time this spring. Heard a whippoorwill holler. All hands choking cotton. Heard a holler, a whimper. Heard a will whip her. Will heard a whip. Whip or will." -- from Lauren Russell's Descent, co-winner of the 2019 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards.

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Hybrid / Transgenre / Monstrous Scripture

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Poetry

“COOING”: Poetry by Dev Murphy

"It is coming to you again. You were watching a comedy special & eating tiramisu & smiling & you were drawing pictures of women swimming under stars & you were all alone & you were all right. " - from "Cooing" by Devan Murphy

Two Poems by Ryan Bollenbach

"I open the glass door into the light pollution. I taste meat. On the mall’s open mouth, fungus-crystals dagger." - Ryan Bollenbach

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Poetry

“COOING”: Poetry by Dev Murphy

"It is coming to you again. You were watching a comedy special & eating tiramisu & smiling & you were drawing pictures of women swimming under stars & you were all alone & you were all right. " - from "Cooing" by Devan Murphy

Two Poems by Ryan Bollenbach

"I open the glass door into the light pollution. I taste meat. On the mall’s open mouth, fungus-crystals dagger." - Ryan Bollenbach

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Fiction

Ron L. Estrada: Excerpt from “The Wind, Then Turn From It”

"bring me up where my breath will pass in a rapid staccato like it does when first walking out into the freshness of a cold morning, nearly a gasp, then skybound, where my breathing will rhythmically slow and I’ll be light and curled." - Ron Estrada

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Fiction

Ron L. Estrada: Excerpt from “The Wind, Then Turn From It”

"bring me up where my breath will pass in a rapid staccato like it does when first walking out into the freshness of a cold morning, nearly a gasp, then skybound, where my breathing will rhythmically slow and I’ll be light and curled." - Ron Estrada

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Nonfiction

“Dear Manchester Chinatown”: Nonfiction by S. J. Kim

"I think of the very famous white male professor’s speech and recall, too, the way the letters DMZ felt cutting on the page; I think of the country I was born in and the DMZ that further wounds the first land I called home, and I remember that I am a daughter of a neo-colony." — from "Dear Manchester Chinatown" by S. J. Kim

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Nonfiction

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Book Reviews

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Book Reviews

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Reading Guides

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What We’re Reading Now ….

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Columns

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Columns

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Occult Studies

Holistic Method Musick Exercises (part 2)

Three more ways to fine-tune your magickal musicianship: "Transliterization"; "The Julian Cope 'Stone Circles N You' exercise ('channeling')"; and "Neo-Trux-ian Post-Waits-ian acoustical campfire composition."

Guitar Astrology For Greta Thunberg

5-Track performs and discusses guitar interpretations of both Greta Thunberg’s astrology chart and the position of the stars at the time that he composed this essay: September 11, 2019.

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Occult Studies

Holistic Method Musick Exercises (part 2)

Three more ways to fine-tune your magickal musicianship: "Transliterization"; "The Julian Cope 'Stone Circles N You' exercise ('channeling')"; and "Neo-Trux-ian Post-Waits-ian acoustical campfire composition."

Guitar Astrology For Greta Thunberg

5-Track performs and discusses guitar interpretations of both Greta Thunberg’s astrology chart and the position of the stars at the time that he composed this essay: September 11, 2019.

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