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TOUGH STUFF: TRACI KATO-KIRIYAMA INTERVIEWED BY ANDREW MAUZEY ISSUE 13

Tension and difficulty make for an arduous yet fruitful path.  Beauty can, of course, exist on its own without reaching for it through a layer of difficulty, but when tested or challenged to remain a part of a struggle or true to ourselves when it might be easier not to, what we find through that journey is in itself beautiful. And we become a part of that beauty. It is more than beauty seen, it is beauty lived.

They were literary personae,

important men of letters.

BALABANIS TAILOR BY ALEXANDER J MOTYL  34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 13

The names on the plaques—
embossed, in bronze, and glossy,
and placed prominently to the left
and to the right of the entrance,
and declaring proudly to the world or,
in any case, to anyone who can
afford Hotel Chelsea room rates
that they were literary personae,
important men of letters.

 

Two suitcases, a seven year old boy, and a theory of my own sensibility.

SONTAG BY MARINA REID WEISS 34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 13

There I am: Duchamp’s mustachioed Mona Lisa, The Importance of Being Earnest, $70 in wrinkled bills, two suitcases, a seven year old boy, and a theory of my own sensibility. I will now make bouillon out of soup.


34THPARALLEL MAGAZINE ISSUE 13

GARDENING BY WILLIAM GRIGG, WARRIOR SISTER BY MEG TUITE, HOW TO FAIL A TWELVE-STEP PROGRAM BY JESS COROZZA, TSUNAMI BY JEREMY GLAZER, THE DAY THE SERVER LOST HIS SOUL BY JOSEPH LAMPE, FAIR BY JAMES ARMSTRONG, A MURMUR LOUDER THAN A CRY BY  EUGENIA MAVROMMATI, THE LONG CUT BANK BY LOUISE PHILLIPS, PHILTRE BY JOHN JANDA, SAND CASTLES BY ED GUTIERREZ, BALABANIS TAILOR BY ALEXANDER J MOTYL, SONTAG BY MARINA REID WEISS, DEAR VIRGINIA BY EJ LOERA, TOUGH STUFF: TRACI KATO-KIRIYAMA INTERVIEWED BY ANDREW MAUZEY.