Wednesday, July 1, 2020

July rez Posted

read the July issue of rez in issuu:

Two of the most beautiful words in the English language:  Summer Reading!  And we have just the thing for you with this month’s issue of rez.  The black cover this month is simply a reminder that racial injustice is not something that people protest for a few weeks and then move on to the next item in the news cycle (like gun control advocates after a mass shooting).  This time it needs to be different and change, real change, is needed. Art Blue steps to the plate this month with George. Joy on You, a look into the first marathon and a $10,000 orange. Old Stone is Zymony Guyot’s timely poem that speaks to old prejudices and how some cling to them despite changing times.  In her heartfelt poem, I’m Sorry, Merope Madrigal expresses her deep sorrow so exquisitely. In the latest installment of her Singer/Songwriter Series, Larkbird Parx showcases the immense talent of Aubryn Melody, chanteuse extraordinaire, in Aubryn. Creator of some of the best micro-fiction around, our mistress of brevity, Cat Boccaccio, brings us Ungrateful Bees, which describes a foiled attempt to destroy a beehive, but draws us into a much more complicated world. We are excited to introduce a new feature this month with Annie’s Blues Notes, wherein Annie Mesmeriser spins a fascinating stream of consciousness focusing primarily on the blues, often of the Texas variety. Annie shares with us some of her more interesting experiences with local blues artists who made it big. Lynn Mimistrobell conducts a classical music salon inworld and her notes on a recent program featuring Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony are so wonderful that she’s agreed to let us reprint them this month. Subtlefire’s heart is not quite ready to come out in the open again, as revealed in her poem Concrete Rose. Our talented poet, Jullianna Juliesse challenges our notions of white privilege in Cottonwood.  Neruval, the AI owl, must speak out about a turnout at a recent event in He Will Succeed. And Merope Madrigal closes out this month’s issue with another timely poem in her enchanting piece, Love in the Time of Covid-19, which depicts how love flourishes with the virus amongst us. There’s plenty to read and think about this month.