Tuesday, July 6, 2021
Now that we’re officially in summer, that must mean summer reading season has also arrived, and at rez, it arrived with a bang. Art Blue starts of off with Avatare Me, and challenges us to reach a little deeper into things, to use Swordcoder to make sense of the world around us. Shyla the Super Gecko is back with Rainforest, one of her most descriptive poems yet. You can almost smell the damp leaves and pungent smells she summons forth. There are certainly no damp leaves on Mars, which is where Jami Mills is taking us in Wishbone One: A Grateful Nation, the fifth installment of her sci-fi short story. Zymony Guyot, who is one of our most innovative and super-charged poets, brings us the impressive Code, which almost seems to be a theme this month. Cat Boccaccio, who says more with less, describes the five things she’d take to a desert island. Lynn Mimistrobell has compiled another wonderful history of musical motifs, this time focusing on the doo-wop style made popular long ago. Klannex Northmead explores what’s new about newness in his thought-provoking poem simply titled, New. Closing us out this month is Amy Inawe with a superb poem, with her take on the message in a bottle theme. All in all, a wonderful collection of the most wonderful writers on the grid. All for your reading pleasure. Enjoy!
Wednesday, June 2, 2021
With the arrival of Memorial Day and our remembrance of fallen heroes, we reflect on their sacrifice to preserve the precious freedoms we enjoy. And what better environment is there in which to create? Great writing and beautiful imagery have been the hallmark of rez Magazine since its inception in 2012. The June issue is no exception. Ervare starts us off with Gregorovich: A Trip into the Afterlife. Apparently, Evare couldn’t wait until his own death to explore the afterlife. Dearstluv Writer pens one of her most thought-provoking poems yet, with Stand By ME. In the fourth and final installment of A Blues Tale: Austin SXSW, Annie Mesmeriser treats us to her look into the lives of professional musicians, the likes of which we’d never know without her wonderful recollections. RoseDrop Rust searches high and low in Heaven and Hell and leaves us breathless. Jami Mills is up next with Chapter Four of her Wishbone series, Wishbone One: The Grace of God, containing an unexpected plot twist that leaves the Mars mission in turmoil. Jullianna Juliesse contributes The Eye Like a Strange Balloon Mounts Toward Infinity, a soaring poem rich with imagery. NeganzLucille is new to our pages and makes quite a splash with his superlative poem, Buddha Smiles. We hope to hear more from this wonderful poet in the future. Cat Boccaccio, who says more with less, adds VEEP, a charming tale of competition in the White House. Art Blue is busy this month, bringing us Login Failed (A True Story). Knowing Art as we do, just how sure are we that this story is actually true? You have to read it to find out. And lastly, Julia Hatch closes out this month’s issue with Token Economy, a simply wonderful poem telling of the trade of people’s lives. Enjoy!