Mary Walker, "Facing", monoprint/woodcut, 8 x 11 inches, 2003.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Welcome to the inaugural issue of 24Pearl: The Magazine!

This first issue features a strong and varied selection of poetry and fiction from former students of 24PearlStreet, the Fine Arts Work Center’s online writing workshops, and visual art from the FAWC community.  To navigate through the magazine simply click on a contributor’s name from the list on the right hand side of the page.

There is a skeletal sense to many of these works.  There are remnants: the heat of marrow, or firefly wing.  That which has left returns in dreams, or is found buried.  Sometimes the skeleton is nothing more than the ancient act of spearing a fish, or an ancient breeze, or the state of bewilderment that unmoors us with such routine as to seem innate.  And finally there is the sentence, the skeleton that holds our thoughts on the page and calls us to action.

We would like to thank every one who submitted work for this first issue.  The selection process was a pleasure and a challenge.  We have already begun to plan future issues, and look forward to reading much more from this fantastic community of writers.


Lewis Feuer

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