M

To Ye Globular Clusters That Seek To Undo Me

by Dhrithi Arun

Dhrithi.R.Arun is an aspiring 17-year-old journalist from Bangalore, India. She is currently a socio-political writer for Affinity Magazine. Her works have been published in the likes of The Times of India and the Huffington Post. She is an ardent enthusiast for all things literary, dramatic and expressive. Follow her @ArunDhrithi on Twitter.

What surprising, fascinating stuff can you tell us about the origin, drafting, and/or final version of “To Ye Globular Clusters That Seek To Undo Me”?

When I was a child, I was frequently cautioned against self-afflicting behavior through the use of foreboding tales, woven together to ensure my obedience. “To Ye Globular Clusters That Seek To Undo Me”, was created as a reflection on such experiences. The poem is an attempt to offer an insight into the internal recesses of a young girl’s mind, who is beginning to grow skeptical about the words she is fed. I sought to use the apple seeds as a metaphor for the falsehoods we grow accustomed to, tying into the warning of a mother to her daughter that swallowing apple seeds will lead to apple trees growing within her. It’s a humorous testament to the culture of attempting to shape our children’s character with well-intentioned fibs. I used a concrete poetry style to juxtapose the superficial visual whimsy of childhood yarning against its subtler implications on our ability to digest information with unquestionable trust in the future.

News

Congrats to Christopher Allen for having a work from HOUSEHOLD TOXINS being chosen to appear in BSF 2019 from Sonder Press.

Check out the write-up of the journal in The Writer.

Submissions

Poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction/prose poetry submissions is now CLOSED. Check out our new category triptychs! The next submission period opens September 15, 2019; submit here.

Upcoming

07/15 • Peter Cherches
07/17 • Christopher Ryan
07/18 • Nance Van Winckel (2 of 8)
07/18 • Alex Durham
07/22 • Jessica Kehinde Ngo
07/24 • Jillian Pretzel
07/25 • Nance Van Winckel (3 of 8)
07/29 • Theresa Senato Edwards
07/31 • Stephanie Dickinson
08/01 • Nance Van Winckel (4 of 8)
08/05 • Callista Buchen
08/07 • Sara Elkamel
08/08 • Nance Van Winckel (5 of 8)
08/12 • Steven Ostrowski
08/14 • Karie Luidens
08/15 • Nance Van Winckel (6 of 8)
08/19 • Nick Ackerson
08/21 • Tyler Friend
08/22 • Nance Van Winckel (7 of 8)
08/26 • Suzanne Verrall
08/28 • Amelia Wright
08/29 • Nance Van Winckel (8 of 8)
09/02 • Kim Peter Kovac
09/04 • Ugonna-Ora Owoh
09/05 • Richard Baldasty (1 of 4)
09/07 • Briel Felton
09/12 • Richard Baldasty (2 of 4)
09/14 • Frances Badgett
09/19 • Richard Baldasty (3 of 4)
09/26 • Richard Baldasty (4 of 4)
10/03 • J.I. Kleinberg
12/02 • Tara Campbell