ISSUE 01: WINGS

flying & auto body shop angel & icarus & metamorphosis & rebirth

Becca Lavner, Staff Artist

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EDITOR'S NOTE

dear reader, 

welcome to gossamer lit's inaugural issue, "WINGS". in this collection of ethereal poetry & prose, our hope is that you will be transported to some other world with wings of your very own.

these 18 pieces are all at once evocative, inspiring, imaginative, & encompassing in their creativity. dana blatte's "Dial Tone" grapples with the myth of icarus's ageless wings. shane shick's "On Earth, As It Is" contemplates the beauty of an angelic mural in an auto body shop, while lynn finger tells us a story interweaving girlhood and bees. 

and yet, as otherworldly as these pieces seem, we find that we're able to resonate with them the most. tianmei he's "The Calling of Hangzhou" has us trying to find our own mountains throughout histories. sinead price helps us ground ourselves while we're drifting. and through all of these humbling pieces, we found yet another common thread: we are all irrevocably, unequivocally human. 

on behalf of the gossamer family, we want to thank you for reading and supporting us both financially & with love. our first issue would not be possible without you. thus, we'd like to keep this short and end it on a simple note: 

we love you. we hope this issue will inspire you or move you in some imperceptible way. keep on being you. keep on being kind. and despite all odds, we hope this issue will serve as a reminder that you have wings, too. 

read on. 

with love, 

gossamer lit editors 

 

POETRY

Dana Blatte................................... "Dial Tone"

Margaret Wang..................."a study on flight"

Ella Mevisson......................"Everyday Icarus"

Sher Ting......................................."Fledgling"

Erin Ye..................................."flyer - fall back"

[anonymous]................................."[c hu r ch]"

Angie Q.............."I'll explain everything to the

geese"

Lynn Finger............."I am a Ghost Petal Rose"

& "The Bees"

milena bee......."brand new person (same old mistakes)"

Shane Shick......................"On Earth, As It Is"

Sena Chang.................................."The Flight"

Casper Alixander............"icarus returns to the sun"

 

PROSE

Jonathan Koven.............."Writing on the Wall"

Tianmei He............"The Calling of Hangzhou"

Sophia Kunkel....................................."Wings"

Hally Winters................................"Ursa Minor"

Sinéad Price......................................"Drifting"

Lauren Suchenski............................"Is It Ok?"

Kourtney Jai........................"Angel Walkways"