Issue 05: Flux


Flux is unsettling. But it is also lively. And on some occasions, this combination generates great things. In this issue, our contributors have captured flux’s generative nature, finding it in parables and on playgrounds, in family trees and on mini golf courses.The existence of flux is part of why we buy thumbtacks and hang Post-its, attempting to nail some things—anything—down.

Because, as so many of them have pointed out, we want a place to start, a square of words to hold on to, a God that doesn’t alter, and an eternity that doesn’t end. This issue is made up of letters and lines and squares of paper that invites us to revel in the flux, perhaps precisely because of the fixedness he offers.

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Seven Things I Used to Think About, Liz Laribee
Tracing a Root to Lithuania, Martha Krystaponis
Planks in Reason, Arthur Saltzman 

Catching Atoms, R. Dean Johnson
Funeral Music, M. David Hornbuckle

Hazel Motes, Holly Hudson
Attempt to Calculate the Intangible, Holly Hudson
Out of the Mouth a Sword and more, Holly Hudson
Italy 5, Josh Schicker
Israel 1, Josh Schicker
India 3, Josh Schicker
Treeline, Jessica Anderson
East Field, Jessica Anderson

Leaving Pennsylvania, Ashleigh Hill
What Binds the World, Albert Haley
In Saint Peter's Square, Albert Haley
Here I Am, Stephanie Gehring
Pinned, Stephanie Gehring
A Place to Start, Stephanie Gehring
Out of the Mouth a Sword, PJ Bentley
Revelation, PJ Bentley
Spitting: A Parable, Jenn Koiter
For My Brother, Brian Lowry
Seed Dispersal, Brian Lowry
Precursor to Love, Scott Coverdale
Recognition, Scott Coverdale 
Long After the Divorce, Julie L. Moore
Planting a Tree, Julie L. Moore
Advance Directives, Ellen Dietz Tucker
Spiderwebs, Sylvia M. DeSantis

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