Catharsis
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As we settle into a second COVID winter, with Roe v. Wade in jeopardy, the Omicron variant on the rise, and Antarctica melting at record speeds, it seems a new emergency crops up every day. We aren't equipped to endure this much tragedy, and certainly not for this long. These emotions accumulate and we have nowhere to put them. All we can do is try not to buckle under the weight of it. But some days are harder than others. For this issue, we are debuting pieces that meditate on catharsis, and what it means to feel.
The cover of Issue 05 thumbnail.

Editor's Note

A transparent icon of dark thread.

Mad, Mad, Mad

the last time my father drives to ann arbor

An illustrated side profile of a blue face. A thumbnail with a piece of tape, reading

eve means life

Thumbnail of a flaming red figure with a moon behind it.

For Gianna

acacia shadow bears dusty witness

A transparent thumbnail of a tarot card.

The Wreckage

A thumbnail of an ocean painting.

Ferry Ride

A red, patterned swirl with a thick black outline. An icon with bright red, neon green, and cyan.

Like they were made of mud

A transparent illustration of a dear head

Rudy

The Garden

Yellow bubble letters, that say

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