Oracle Thinking

Joseph Felker blurs the line between mystery and memory.

Road Trip

Stella Pfahler’s poem paints the view of traffic, dust, and country landscapes outside a car window.

When The Wise Man Speaks

Grace Vedock explores the conflicting drive of creative passion and its often exhausting nature in this piece.

A Vicious Culture

Lisa Zou uses the powerful metaphor of animals in the wild to make a powerful statement about violence in today’s culture.

Aroha (pity)

Stephanie Bennett expresses nostalgia as she takes us on a journey around houses decaying under heat.

Recent Work

Tonsillectomy

A poem about synthetics.

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The First Real Funeral

Emma Crockford explores the connection between mourning and childhood, through the alluring analogy of snake skin.

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By The Sea

In By The Sea, Francesca Ciampa illustrates the beauty of the seashore during the evening. She uses vivid imagery to broaden the reader’s senses.

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An Interview With Carrie Murphy

Two Idyllwild Arts creative writers were given the opportunity to sit down with poet and freelance writer, Carrie Murphy, to talk about her education, life, and upbringing as a writer.

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A Conversation with Kelly Luce

Parallax editors sit down with Kelly Luce to discuss writing, publishing, and her latest book: “Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail”

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My Childhood Essence

This poem by Calli Hilvitz identifies the relationship between growing up and traumatic experiences.

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Melon Groves

In this poem, Segolene Pihut explores the interchangeability of terrain and relationships through the physicality of the human body.

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Phone List

Phone List, by Emily Clarke and Danae Devine, is a poem that emphasizes the strains of an abusive relationship.

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An Interview With J. Robert Lennon

Parallax staff members talk writing and strange, short fiction stories with J. Robert Lennon.

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