Welcome to the 17th issue of The Brasilia Review.
Our cover as always is by the talented Guy Benjamin Brookshire. He has begun a wonderful new project, a podcast, a sort of sound-designed audiobook hybrid. It is unique among its colleagues. It tells the story of an imaginary world with thoughtful, sometimes disturbing allusions to our own. Each episode is headed with a new piece of GBB art. Check it out, The Republic of Sin.
Erstwhile here is some fine reading.
Rivers of Norfolk: River Thurne by Tor Falcon
” …if you keep your dykes full, all the blessings of the natural world will be yours.”
The Magistrates by Peter McCann Ashton
“a native of mauritius we are told until / his investments all went south”
Faustus and Helen by Grace Babcock
“Just to fill his eyes / With someone”
Romance by Natalie Crick
“Soft little bloody mouths”
The Legion of Demons by Charley Foster
“I fold my beautiful arms and say: Bring it”
Carefully Cutting; The Goat Knows by Matthew James Friday
“its legs speak of living / stubbornly sticking out into the gutter”
“for the machine is sickly”
|| Airbags || by Jacob L. Peterson
“antibiotics scattered across the back seat”
Flag Girl by Eliana Rebecca Wong
“And then I saw you, shrouded in evergreen,”