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A Conversation With Sydney Warner Brooman, Author of ‘The Pump’ - Sydney Warner Brooman's "The Pump" seamlessly weaves together horror and reality.
Contributor Spotlight: A Conversation With Grace Q. Song - Issue I contributor Grace Q. Song discusses her poems, “Analysis of Light," “Self-Portrait as a Studio Ghibli Soundtrack,” and “Duplex: Leftover Man,” and her approach and inspirations as a young writer.
A Conversation with Youngseo Lee - Youngseo Lee is a writer newly based in Virginia, though she is from Seoul and Arizona. She is the founding editor-in-chief of Pollux Journal, a literary magazine dedicated to multilinguality.
How I Wrote “Fantasy” - Contributor Grace Q. Song breaks down her process for writing her poem “Fantasy," which was published in Four Way Review.
Death Match: How Dystopian Lit Shaped A Generation - The unsteady legacy of modern dystopian raises a central question: What is purpose of literature? Is it purely a technical craft? Or does literature’s value come from its sociocultural function?
Bottle Episodes and Pointless Prose - Sitcoms are known, if not for their genius, then for their staying power. As easily digestible as they are, in some cases writers have propelled low stakes, convoluted plots into something casually beloved.
In Defense of Electra Heart - We have this pervasive idea of authenticity as stripped down and raw. But Electra Heart is melodramatic, more grandiose than it really needs to be. And yet I still saw myself within it.
Illuminations: Mission Statement - This column aims to bring light to what has blended in, to explore the unexplored and appreciate the underappreciated. We welcome the arcane, the obscure, the good, and the “so bad, it’s good.”
A Conversation With Sydney Warner Brooman, Author of ‘The Pump’ - Sydney Warner Brooman's "The Pump" seamlessly weaves together horror and reality.
The Exilic Feminine Identity in Hala Alyan’s “HIJRA” - The collective feminine voice in HIJRA shows us that writing on exile is not only a way of lamenting what has been lost, but also as preservation of history and narrative.
A Love Song to Lucy Caldwell’s “Being Various”: A Lesson on Irishness - The stories as chosen by Caldwell here, an incredibly recognised name in modern Irish fiction currently, are wondrous. They are life-saving and they are confounding.
Afterimage: Mission Statement - Literature is the afterimage of structure, the proof of what ideas stood prevalent during any given period. What we at Farside aim to do with Afterimage is to make the written word come alive in the world.
How I Wrote “Fantasy” - Contributor Grace Q. Song breaks down her process for writing her poem “Fantasy," which was published in Four Way Review.
Sore Loser - Writing is about learning to lose well because the world demands that of us. Loss can be useful; it’s functionally necessary. But loss hurts. It’s a grief, after all.
A Conversation With Sydney Warner Brooman, Author of ‘The Pump’ - Sydney Warner Brooman's "The Pump" seamlessly weaves together horror and reality.
Contributor Spotlight: A Conversation With Grace Q. Song - Issue I contributor Grace Q. Song discusses her poems, “Analysis of Light," “Self-Portrait as a Studio Ghibli Soundtrack,” and “Duplex: Leftover Man,” and her approach and inspirations as a young writer.
A Conversation with Youngseo Lee - Youngseo Lee is a writer newly based in Virginia, though she is from Seoul and Arizona. She is the founding editor-in-chief of Pollux Journal, a literary magazine dedicated to multilinguality.
A Conversation With Jonathan Truong - Jonathan Truong is a writer from Southern California and the founding editor of Hominum Journal. He is an alumnus of the Adroit Summer Mentorship for fiction and attends Columbia University.