Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

WINTER 2019-20 | FEATURING ARTIST NOAH SATERSTROM

Tarpaulin Sky Magazine

WINTER 2019-20 | 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.

Jordan Chesnut, “How Gross, My Seances”

"In 2015, the body of my former partner was found in the wastewater treatment facility of our college town. I wrote this play-in-verse in an attempt to uncover the reason or path of his departure...." Jordan Chesnut's How Gross, My Seances, shortlisted for the 2019 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards.

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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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Poetry

Olivia Cronk, excerpt from “Womonster”

"You’re dead meat baby. / You’re not gonna kill the Internet, and you already missed your chance to sleaze up your thirties. / I’m sure I don’t know what you mean / but that choke of diamonds / is certainly sweetening the deal." — from Olivia Cronk's Womonster, co-winner of the 2019 Tarpaulin Sky Book Awards.

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Poetry

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Fiction

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Fiction

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Nonfiction

“Ars Necrotica”: non-fiction by M. Forajter

"Do we need our toxicants spelled out to us? Is that really necessary? It is so clear that an ocean full of plastic is wrong. It’s clear that we’re full of shit. I don’t know. Maybe. Honestly, when you live in a garbage dump, what else is there to do besides make things out of garbage?" -- M. Forajter

“Liminal Spaces”: non-fiction by Kelsey Inouye

"A therapist once suggested you write phrases on an index card, instructing you to read them whenever you start to obsess over food or experience the guilt that often follows a slice of birthday cake." — Kelsey Inouye

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Nonfiction

“Ars Necrotica”: non-fiction by M. Forajter

"Do we need our toxicants spelled out to us? Is that really necessary? It is so clear that an ocean full of plastic is wrong. It’s clear that we’re full of shit. I don’t know. Maybe. Honestly, when you live in a garbage dump, what else is there to do besides make things out of garbage?" -- M. Forajter

“Liminal Spaces”: non-fiction by Kelsey Inouye

"A therapist once suggested you write phrases on an index card, instructing you to read them whenever you start to obsess over food or experience the guilt that often follows a slice of birthday cake." — Kelsey Inouye

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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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Music(k)

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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Musick

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

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.

Janaka Stucky’s “Ascend, Ascend” reviewed by Chris Muravez

"We thrive on the dead – animal and plant carcasses, fossilized energy, microbial environments in our guts – and in this sin, we are allowed to continue breathing, fucking, shitting, living, becoming." Chris Muravez explores "negative ecstasy, incantations, and ritualistic destruction of the ego" in Janaka Stucky's Ascend, Ascend, from Third Man Books.

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Occult Studies

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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