Artwork by Jolina Johnson

Jo is a 19 year old multimedia artist based in the Gurnee/Waukegan area. She finds inspiration from personal experiences and her overall everyday life. While being into art all of her life it wasn’t until the pandemic where her main focus was to create. Her style fluctuates depending on how shes feeling in that moment…

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“Grey” by Cisco Swank

“Grey is a song about getting through. The majority of the song was written during quarantine which was definitely a time of overcoming trials and tribulations. That idea of seeing the light at the the end of the tunnel was definitely a focus on this song both sonically and lyrically. Especially parts where I repeat…

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I’m writing a letter to the softness in my body by Fran Fernández Arce

Fran Fernández Arce is a Chilean poet currently living in the intersection between Suffolk, England, and Santiago, Chile. Her work has been featured or is forthcoming in Pollux Journal, Journal of Erato, and Anamorphoseis, among others. She is a poetry reader for The Walled City Journal and poetry editor for Moonflake Press

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_Facial Recognition_ by Aerik “phaentompoet” Francis

iHave doubted my smile–if it existed in the faceof those mouthing of my ubiquitous grin.but iDo know whenmy smile smiles– feeling the evidence in its departure.here, it wasn’t the picturesqueLos Angeles January Sun, but a removal of a tether’snever questioned presence.such a wonderful good-bye greeting a lucky camera.happy, it seems, visitedme in spontaneous burst. my…

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