Art, Everything

Vagabond City Interviews Featured Artist Jaexhin

We were scrolling through Instagram one afternoon and being distracted from everything we’re supposed to do as ~millennials~ in the workforce—and then we came across Jaexhin. The first thing that grabbed us about Jaexhin’s work was the color. It was bold, color blocked at times, and the lines were sharp, with shadows creating major play […]

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Everything, Poetry

NO MANUAL FOR THE QUEER GIRL by DORA LEVY

my dear [ ], a.c. said that fragments are good things to inhabit, so i love you?/ i don’t know what this feeling is, because the last time i had a crush, i wrote songs for someone else in a way of disguising who it was for. (my first published work is really for you.) […]

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Everything, Poetry

GATHER AROUND OBSESSION by JESSIE JANESHEK

the wooden bridge stretching              over black cacti.   Remember calves breaking                  as fast as you can.   What do you tell                                  your body paraded?   That you’re not satisfied until you’re sick in the dark

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Everything, Poetry, Prose

PICK ME UP by KAYLI SCHOLZ

These knees, will be the pick-me-up when you fall on them. Knees, that you fell upon, crabby and rude in your A,B,C baby swing. You marveled at your mother in her cocktail gown, the shape of her shoes out of your reach. You lay there like a splinter until she picked you up. On your knees, struggling to see. Hide-and-seek […]

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Everything, Poetry

BURNING ANIMALS by ELIZABETH BREDER

Tied up in bedsheets, drooling kerosene— This slump is a slow burning fire. Death by boredom or starvation, or By the constriction of your own hands Around the sprig of your throat. Will you stumble, sleepwalking From the burning room or paint a portrait In ash on the mattress? I get up to put a […]

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Everything, Poetry

CRY WOLF by M. MILLER

judge, let it be known, it is so rare a girl cries wolf. the trial is so familiar, so familiar, so familiar (i am so tired) i could script it. ‘promising future’ and ‘boy of strong character’ and ‘first-time offence’. they report his swim times whilst she drowns

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Everything, Prose

AFTER THE DOWNPOUR by ELIZABETH A. DAVIDSON

You knew it would be someone, it always is. Before you try and count the times the Ohio River has seeped into your neighbors houses. Before you hear the push brooms hit pavement with a resounding crack. You, standing inside your dry house, just out of floods reach, staring at origami swans hanging in the […]

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