Our summer issue is being produced under the theme of the Elements. All visual and written submissions will be used in video compilations to keep our readers engaged and provide more online content for our community.
Here is our first Elements themed video for our online summer issue. The keyword we are focusing on for this week is Air. Our two live readings are Camille Dehghan’s poem “The Wind” and Tyra Forde’s “An Ode to Earth, Wind and Fire” ft. voiceover from Kiara Yllescas. Special thanks to Isabella Andrade for submitting the beautiful photography. Stay tuned next week for Water!
Today we focus on water with it also being the keyword. Our submission, “Into the Deep” comes to us from Ashley Di Perna. Our second submission is “The Four Sisters” by Isabella Andrade with photography provided by Bukunmi Oyewole and Desiree Streef. Water promotes a sense of tranquility and solace through the sound of waves crashing against rocks. Hopefully, you will enjoy this week’s readings and the calming water sound effect in the background. Stay tuned for next week for Fire.
This week’s video is in honour of our Mother Earth. We begin with Nadica Terzieva’s poem “The Earth’s Stories,” followed by Isabella Andrade’s “Counting On.” We finish with Harrison Edgar’s “I Want.” Featured artwork is provided by Zhi Xu. You can follow her on Instagram @sonder.blue. Photography is provided by Bukunmi Oyewole. This video was edited by Ashley Di Perna, our Literary Editor. Stay tuned next week for our finale: Raw/Spark!
Today our keyword is Fire. Our first poem is Denna Berg’s “Building Fire” followed by Harrison Edgar’s poem “Watch”. Photography is provided by Bukunmi Oyewole and Desiree Streef. Special thanks to Dwight Jones for the soundtrack “Iron Hippo” used for the background music for this week’s video. Stay tuned next week for Enrapture.
Enrapture is the feeling of inexplicable joy. In this video is featured Harrison Edgar’s short story “Ants,” Isabella Andrade’s poem “The Time is Coming,” and Amichai Abraham’s piece “Billy Idol”. Photography is provided by Bukunmi Oyewole and Isabella Andrade. This video was edited by Kiara Yllescas, our Art Manager. Stay tuned next week for Earth.
Raw & Spark
Our final video for this series is Raw and Spark. Allow yourself to be immersed in an incredible story through Amichai Abraham, “The Greatest Invention”. We finish with Mansi Jaswal, “A Frame of Her”, a poem about a relationship gone south. Photography in this video is provided by Desiree Streef and Daniella Okezie. Thank you so much to everyone for participating in our digital summer issue and continuing to support us through Covid-19. Stay tuned for more content coming your way soon.