Issue 18 of Aji Magazine is themed “The Moon.” As Editor-in-Chief Erin O’Neill Armendarez writes, “The tide goes in; the tide goes out. And the mysterious moon has her influence, only part of which we actually understand…” Attempting and understanding are the contributors to this issue, which has over 100 pages of content that can be read online, downloaded, or ordered in a print copy. This issue includes an interview with Oisín Breen by Erin O’Neill Armendarez and an interview with Jamie Nakagawa Boley by Erin Schalk, and works by Joe Bisicchia, Robert Boucheron, John Brantingham, Stephen Campiglio, William Crawford, Elizabeth Crowell, James Fowler, D. Dina Friedman, Trina Gaynon, Sergey Gerasimov, Carmen Germain, Elise Glassman, Joel Glickman, Cynthia Good, Robin Greene, Michael Hettich, Natalie Jill, Susan Johnson, LindaAnn LoSchiavo, Katharyn Howd Machan, Gwendolyn Joyce Mintz, Michael Moreth, William Nesbitt, Irina Novikova, Toti O’Brien, Robert L. Penick, Jocelyn Quevedo, D.M. Richardson, Richard Robbins, Sandip Saha, David Anthony Sam, Lauren Scharhag, Jacquelyn Shah, Steven M. Smith, Wally Swist, J. Tarwood, Sharon Tracey, Reed Venrick, James Von Hendy, Bill Wolak, and Ellen June Wright.
Aji Magazine Editor in Chief Erin O’Neill Armendarez writes of Issue 17: “Every poem, story, essay, photograph, or work of graphic art in this issue invites readers to consider alternative experiences and ways of being, coaxes us out of our day-to-day normal into someone else’s world. Pieces in this issue will inspire laughter, pathos, and perhaps deep reflection. In a world where writers, musicians, and artists are being silenced, threatened, imprisoned, even killed, we are so thankful for all of you, for the communities from which you come, for the unique perspectives you share with Aji, a small magazine, to some degree a speck on the stage of contemporary national art and literature.” The online magazine includes partner and director of Continuum Art Studios Shelley Schrieber as the featured artist, an interview with Keith Hamilton Cobb that “delves into critical conversations on racism, action, and difficult truths,” and over 100 pages of writing and artwork from four dozen contributors. All for free online, so head on over and take a look today!
In the Editor’s Welcome to the Spring 2022 issue of Aji Magazine online, Erin O’Neill Armendarez writes, “Among the pages of this issue, you will find writers and artists rushing headlong into what frightens us, diving deep into the mud and the grime to rise again triumphant, if only for a moment. We are honored to be featuring Keith Hamilton Cobb and Mark Hurtubise in this issue, both of whom had the courage to address injustice openly. Likewise, we are honored to be offering readers and viewers an impressive slate of photography, art, poetry, essay, and fiction, exploring the human condition, imagining beyond ourselves into the Other, the unknown.”
Also featured in this issue are works by John Allen , Alan Bern, Oisin Breen, Gaylord Brewer, Patrick Cahill, Melca Castellanos de ArKell, Nancy Christopherson, Geraldine Connolly, Lucia Coppola, William Crawford, Leslie Dianne, David Dixon, Kelly DuMar, Michael Estabrook, Sara Fall , Phyllis Green, Dan Grote, Nels Hanson, Mark Yale Harris, Paul Hostovsky, Edward Lee, Galen Leonhardy, Aenea Little , Christopher Locke, Elaine Vilar Madruga, Joe Milosch, Ivan de Monbrison, Francis Opila, Karly Page, Simon Perchik, Zack Rogow, David Anthony Sam, Sonya Schneider, Claire Scott, Maragarita Serafimova, Edward Supranowicz, Wally Swist, Zhihua Wang, Sean J. White, and David Williams.
Submissions for the fall 2022 issue are open until filled, with no submissions being accepted after November 1.