In their poems “to myself, by well bucket” and, “portrait of a manufacturing plant, or a tribute to the trans women in my community” Ellie Elrod uses colorful and insightful language capturing the spike of mental health in all its dimensions, as well as the empowerment of trans women in modern society.
In her piece, “The Symbolism behind Driving into an Underpass on the Garden State Parkway”, Zoha Arif beautifully captures an eccentric character’s relationship to love and nature.
In “Baptized in Fire” Cole Kissam contemplates the self through religion and music.
In “Rivers in Her Hands” Viviana Wei explores a mother’s dedication to her daughter, and her daughter’s growth.
In “Solitude”, Lu Yuan uses images of nature to explore the solitude of the self.
Alex Clendenning and Bailey Bujnosek interview Natashia Deón, author of the critically acclaimed Grace.
In “Dinner” and “Blue,” Asha Marie uses powerful imagery to explore family and the self.
The Parallax staff interviews Allison Benis White, an author and professor of poetry.
Lily Sickles provides the reader a rush of images and movements centered around the word “Akimbo.”
Chester Wilson writes a series of unusual images that captivate the reader.