Pardon the Interruption: Summer 2014 issue of In Parentheses is NOW AVAILABLE.

Pardon the Interruption: Summer 2014 issue of In Parentheses is NOW AVAILABLE.

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IP9 - In Parentheses Summer 2014 cover by Uzumaki http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/788094

IP9 – In Parentheses Summer 2014 cover by Uzumaki http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/788094

We apologize for the late release — but here we present the current issue of In Parentheses! The beginning of our THIRD VOLUME brings you awesome work from artists Uzumaki, Andre Viking, Ben Giles, Kiwana Semambya, and Magda Dudziak as well as fresh poetry, prose, and editorials by Melda Korparan, Samuel…

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Adieu to an Interesting World Cup 2014 by M. Pitter

Adieu to an Interesting World Cup 2014 by M. Pitter

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That’s it. We have once again reached the end of the quadrennial World Cup games. Good match, good tournament. Félicitations à l’équipe d’Allemagne.

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To the Hosts, Team Brasil:

You inherited a magnificent football legacy, but this year you have failed to deliver any contributions to your rich legacy and history. How could you lose as you did in the past couple of games to Germany and the…

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The Slow Parade… by Brittney Bullock

The Slow Parade… by Brittney Bullock

Il Lee Pen Art 5 "Escapade"
Il Lee Pen Art 5 "Escapade"

Il Lee Pen Art 5 “Escapade”

If it was morning I couldn’t tell beneath the inky abyss of my eyelids,

couldn’t tell that it was you, stood right beside me,

tall, white and wide-eyed

looking across my shoulders

and looking to crack a joke as I marched myself awake

in a slow parade

over the ever-expanding crack of my eyes,

light moving through the canyon like cool molasses,

unleashed across the…

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Introducing the Black Gentrifier: An Emerging Social Anomaly by M. Pitter

Introducing the Black Gentrifier: An Emerging Social Anomaly by M. Pitter

by M. Pitter

Streaming in popular discourse has been the phenomenon of gentrification in which it appearsmostly that young, open-minded, aesthetic-seeking white people move into low-income neighborhoods eventually causing the rent prices of these neighborhoods to rise and the blacks and Latinos who had lived in these hitherto-low-income neighborhoods can no longer afford to live there. Soon, these…

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Leave afterword…by G. Mramor

Leave afterword…by G. Mramor

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Leave afterword and don’t speak my name. Say instead I was a good boy, a handsome boy. And then you’ll say he was and you won’t know how to say it anymore. Say he and sad see the boy in the velvet blue dress Danni put him in because you’re so pretty. See the boy with the blue shadow in her eyes. See and say what you should’ve said because now you see her leaving and maybe god will send her this…

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No Way To Anywhere - Scott Krave

No Way To Anywhere – Scott Krave

"Evening at College Walk". credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses

Scott Krave can be found around Cleveland during the summer months and maybe somewhere else in the fall. He has been featured in various spots around the internet. He likes hanging around shops that serve cheap coffee and bake donuts in house.

no way to anywhere

no matter the depth of the holes dug into the beach

no matter the shotgun tipped back and tasted
no matter the hunger engorged on…

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α + β: a selection of photographs by M. Pitter

α + β: a selection of photographs by M. Pitter

credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses
 "Financial District #5". credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses

“Financial District #5″. credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses

"Girl #1". credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses

“Girl #1″. credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses

"Girl #2". credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses

“Girl #2″. credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses

"Financial District #2". credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses

“Financial District #2″. credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses

credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses

credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses

"Breathe". credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses

“Breathe”. credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses

credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses

credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses

"Walk". credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses

“Walk”. credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses

"Wall Street Masque". credit: M. Pitter/In Parentheses

“Wall Street Masque”. credit: M. Pitter/In…

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Here there is no island dream, or Moses…by G. Mramor

Moses of the water…by G. Mramor

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Untitled(Ocean) 1970 bu Vija Celmins

Untitled(Ocean) 1970 bu Vija Celmins

Here there is no island dream. There is the water and the beast

Who follows me beneath. Beast Colossus, the one who does not

Sleep but lives beyond me. Disperse like the snowdrift clouds.

Silent like the long worn face disenchant in the stars. Undying

like the lie spoke before me.

Two holes burned in the skull to witness the light break. Two

Burning holes…

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