Lit journal, poetry, prose, illustrated, 63 pages, from Half Mystic.
Issue V of Half Mystic Journal is out now, a stunning compilation of contemporary art, lyrics, and writing in celebration of music in all its forms.
This issue showcases the theme of cadenza: the saxophone laugh – the air of smoke and blue – the love affair as old-fashioned as it is timeless. Cadenza embodies swing jazz and tapping feet, midnight on cobblestoned streets, drunken solo out a three-story window, drowsy night and clumsy dance, serenade with the stars as a microphone.
Issue V contains the voices of Jill Mceldowney, Kate Bucca, Janice Lee, Jennifer Patino, Adrienne Novy, Alyx Jordan, Mariel Fechik, Amy Karon, Dana Alsamsam, Ann V. DeVilbiss, Emily Vizzo, SK Grout, Troy Kody Cunio, Give Me Motion, ÊMIA, VIRTA, Anne Paceo, Betina Hershey, and Allen Forrest.
The cadenza issue is a story of fizzling warmth, neon song, post-dusk splendour. It breathes. It growls. It blooms. We’re honoured to share it with you.