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Michael O’Brien is the author of As Adam (UP Literature), Big Nothing (Bones), the anabasis of man (Yavanika Press), and other poetry chapbooks. His work has been published widely in print and online, and also translated into other languages. He is the curator of weird laburnum. You can follow him on Twitter at @michaelobrien22.

radical artifice is a collection of 10 haiku with accompanying original, Rothko-esque artwork by Shloka Shankar. In this mini-chapbook, Michael continues his exploration of the complex and difficult relationship that is man's place in the world through surrealism, hyperrealism, and abstraction, affording the reader a glimpse at once to the world at hand and the one beyond cognition.
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tyranny of the familiar by Peter Jastermsky & Tiffany Shaw-Diaz


House of Three Corners by Kyle Hemmings


at my doorstep by Tapan Mozumdar


Systems Askew


The Vanishing Mediator by Adam T. Bogar


the field of why by Shloka Shankar


the sky, taken away


still lifes by Ron Scully


Fingerbone Sky by Peter Jastermsky


between now and now by Marcus Liljedahl