Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

WINTER 2021 | FEATURING ARTIST NOAH SATERSTROM

Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

WINTER 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

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

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

Kim Vodicka’s “The Elvis Machine” reviewed by Charlene Elsby

"A poetry collection like none I’ve ever read, Kim Vodicka’s The Elvis Machine has a powerful emotive force. It has a rhythm that make you want to read out loud. It’s a poetry collection to dance to. But what sticks with me, most of all, is its demand." - Charlene Elsby

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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

Kelly Krumrie’s “Figuring”: On Dams

Figuring is a monthly column that puzzles over (to figure) and gives shape to (a figure) writing, art, and environments that integrate or concern mathematics and the sciences. This month's column ponders water, power, possession, and human space.

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Columns

Kelly Krumrie’s “Figuring”: On Dams

Figuring is a monthly column that puzzles over (to figure) and gives shape to (a figure) writing, art, and environments that integrate or concern mathematics and the sciences. This month's column ponders water, power, possession, and human space.

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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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