Tagged with Adelina Sarkisyan


By Adelina Sarkisyan “I’ve got out at last,” said I, “in spite of you and Jane. And I’ve pulled off most of the paper, so you can’t put me back!” Now why should that man have fainted? But he did, and right across my path by the wall, so that I had to creep over … Continue reading

Melancholia: The Sylvia Plath Effect

By Adelina Sarkisyan “The lunatic, the lover, and the poet / are of imagination all compact.” -William Shakespeare The Sylvia Plath Effect: (n) The theory proposed in 2001 by psychologist James Kaufman, PhD, that there is a clear link between creativity and mental illness, which is seen most prominently in female poets. The concept of … Continue reading

What’s Inside the Magazine?

Want a glimpse into the magazine before you decide to buy? Check out the issue previews page to see a sample of a few stories from each issue! Here’s an inside look of the latest issue:

Drawn This Way

By Adelina Sarkisyan “She was bad. She was dangerous. I wouldn’t trust her any farther than I could throw her. But…she was my kind of woman.” –Tony Hunter, “The Band Wagon” * Once there was a fool who stumbled his way into the ocean and blamed it on a woman. Maybe it was the alcohol, … Continue reading


By Adelina Sarkisyan I remember the one that started it all— the first poem that made me feel like a watercolor painting; all the parts of me beautifully dripping down into each other like my body was a canvas and my feelings; paint. “We spend our whole lives rewriting the first poem we’ve ever loved,” … Continue reading