Thursday, August 5, 2021
We have an embarrassment of riches this month, and that’s a good thing because summer reading season is in full swing. We start things off as we often do with a sensational piece by Art Blue, who urges us in Amerika in Your Mind to ask Siri about Hypercolour Blue, but that seems more difficult than simply asking Art’s AI owl, Neruval, who already knows. RoseDrop Rust brings us two poems this month, the first being Having Writ, and he uses his pen like a catcher’s mitt. Jami Mills brings us the exciting last installment of Wishbone One Final Chapter: A Tender Kiss. We don’t want to give anything away, but you’ll be surprised by the ending. Damien Hirst is another offering by Art Blue this month, wherein he cites a term used by Immanuel Kant to describe the complexity of existence. Art’s been doing a damn good job of that so far. Zati Kodaly returns with a wonderful and quixotic poem, Night Tennis at Edwards AFB, where she cavorts with test pilots, astronauts, and spooks. Lynn Mimistrobell’s Wednesday night classical salons are filling up with people who want to hear her thoughtful and educational musical presentations. She recently highlighted Schubert’s Lieder. The more we listen, the more we like. Nazzie Darkshadow contributes a lovely poem simply titled, Strength. Such a talent! And finally, RoseDrop Rust brings the August issue to a close with a poem, Ego Fell, about ego trips…literally. Enjoy them all, in one sitting or over time. We’ll see you next month!
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!